Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
subsp. orientalis Milne-Redh.

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Synonyms: Dioscorea lindiensis R. Knuth
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Status: Native
This subspecies differs stems and male flowers being less hairy and slightly longer pedicels on the male flowers. However intermediates occur so see note under subsp. pedicellata Milne-Redh.
Derivation of specific name: orientalis: eastern.
Habitat: In forest, open woodland and on rocky areas.
Altitude range: Up to 600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Kenya, Eastern Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Malawi distribution: C
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Milne-Redhead, E. (1975). Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 116 - 118.

Wilkin, P. (2009). Dioscoreaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 125 - 126. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. orientalis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dioscorea hirtiflora
African Plant Database: Dioscorea hirtiflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dioscorea hirtiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dioscorea hirtiflora
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dioscorea hirtiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Plants of the World Online: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Tropicos: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Wikipedia: Dioscorea hirtiflora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. orientalis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179710, retrieved 18 April 2024

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