Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Dioscorea cf. nitens Prain & Burkill    

Region:Yunnan; Kunming prefecture; Luquan yizu miaozu Zizhixian district
Gazetteer:Near Zhuan Long town along the Xi ma he (river) on X035 road.
Coordinates: 25.9412 N, 102.8429 E  Alt: 2007m 

Scrambling plant with white tubers. Plants female. Perianth pale yellow. Ovary reddish-brown in flower. Some leaves with pale variegation.
Secondary forest with Rhododendron, Pinus yunnanensis, Lithocarpus, Lyonia ovalifolia and Cyperaceae. Canopy 5 m tall. Growing on a steep slope 30.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Dioscorea sect. Shannicorea. Stem twining to the left. Tubers vertical.
Ancillary Collections: Photos 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C. & Osborne, J.#907a               18 July 2010

morphological details

female flower female flower corolla corolla inflorescence rachis inflorescence rachis
roots roots    
field picture
female inflorescence
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

female inflorescence