|Author: ||Tomitarô Makino,
Minimum - Medium
Dioscorea yokusai Prain & Burkill, 1904.
saidae R. Knuth, 1924.
Dioscorea wichurae Uline ex
R. Knuth, 1924.
Dioscorea buergeri, Uline ex R.Knuth
Dioscorea enneaneura, Prain & Burkill.
This dioecious member of the
Dioscoreaceae family was
given this name by Tomitarô Makino in 1894. It is found in Japan,
Korea and China, growing in a
rich and well
drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The rhizomes
can grow to only seven to ten millimetres, the vines up to three metres. The small
flowers are greenish yellow. It forms tubercles on the vines.
Dioscorea is named after
Pedianos Dioscorides, a Greek physician if the 1st century A.D. The
species name after the town it was found outside.
I do have to confess: This
might not be considered a caudiciform, with the thin rhizomes, after
all. Tubercles are formed in the leaf axils.