Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Dioscorea hemsleyi 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 in fruit
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. Seeds inserted at the bottom of the caspule and pointing upwards. Tubers vertical.
Ancillary Collections: Photos 

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

morphological details

capsules capsules

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capsule surface capsule surface

seed seed seed section seed section abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface    
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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