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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea sylvatica
 
  
Author:  Christian Friedrich Ecklon 1908
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  40-100 centimetres
Height:  4 meters
Flower:  Light Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Ingwevu, Ufudu - intelezi, Ugebeleweni (zulu), Elephant´s Foot.
Synonyms:  Testudinaria sylvatica, Knuth 1850.
Got it from:  Erkelenz - Golkrath, Germany
Year:  2004

The large one in Copenhagen Botanical Garden.


Wild one from Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa.


This is what you see, and only few centimetres down:


Seedlings of D. s. var. paniculata by Enrico Santimaria.

  

This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Christian Friedrich Ecklon in 1908. It is found in the Cape Province, South Africa. Growing in a well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex grows quiet flat, with "balconies" 40 centimetres or more in diameter. The vines reach for five meters. The flowers are light green, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well.


Strange looking caudex from
Göteborg Lustgårdar. It might be D. s. var. paniculata, Burkill.


Figured that out, when I got this photo from Enrico Santimaria.


Male flowers.