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Photo by by: GŁnter Baumann; African plants.


The caudex by Feno, KMCC.


Photo by: GŁnter Baumann; African plants.

Author: Achille Richard, 1851
Family:  DIOSCOREACEAE
Origin:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Caprivi Strip, Central African Republic,  Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, ZaÔre,
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  6 Metres
Flower:  Whitish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Botryosicyos pentaphyllus, Hochst. 1844.
Dioscorea anchiatasi,
Harms.
Dioscorea anchietae,
Harms.
Dioscorea angolensis,
R.Knut.
Dioscorea apiculata,
De Wild.
Dioscorea beccariana,
Martelli. Dioscorea crinita, Hook.f. 
Dioscorea cryptantha,
Baker.
Dioscorea dinteri,
Schinz.
Dioscorea excisa,
R.Knuth.
Dioscorea forbesii,
Baker.
Dioscorea gossweileri,
R.Knuth. Dioscorea holstii, Harms.
Dioscorea pentadactyla,
Welw.
Dioscorea peteri, R.Knuth.
Dioscorea phaseoloides,
Pax.
Dioscorea schliebenii,
R.Knuth.
Dioscorea schweinfurthiana,
Pax.
Dioscorea stuhlmannii,
Harms.
Dioscorea ulugurensis,
R.Knuth.
Dioscorea verdickii,
De Wild.

This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Achille Richard in 1851. It is found in tropical Africa and  Madagascar. It is growing in a rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, ten in length, the entire plant to six metres in height. The flowers are green.

Dioscorea is named after Pedianos Dioscorides, a Greek physician if the 1st century A.D. The species name quartiniana after Richard Quartin-Dillon, a French botanist.