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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea rupicola
 

Photo from Takitaro - Italy.

  
Author:  Carl Sigismund Kunth 1850
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  80 centimetres
Height:  8 meters
Flower:  Brownish Green.
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Lunyawolwendlovu!
Synonyms:  Dioscorea buchananii, George Bentham 1882
This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Carl Sigismund Kunth in 1950. It is found in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania, growing in a rich and well drained soil with some water and some sun, but only in winter. The caudex can grow to 80 centimetres in diameter and is said to reach three meters in height. The vines reaches eight metres. The flowers are brownish green. 

This is a winter grower.