Checklist: Dioscoreaceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Malawi have been excluded.

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Milne-Redhead, E. (1975) Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa   
Wilkin, P. (2009) Dioscoreaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)   
NamesFZ Divisions
1248.000 TACCA J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.  
Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze N,C,S
Tacca involucrata Schumach. & Thonn.
1252.000 DIOSCOREA L.  
Dioscorea asteriscus Burkill S
Dioscorea sativa sensu Rendle
Dioscorea buchananii Benth.
subsp. buchananii C,S
Dioscorea bulbifera (L.) L. C,S
Dioscorea anthropophagorum A. Chev.
Dioscorea latifolia Benth.
Dioscorea sativa sensu Baker
Helmia bulbifera (L.) Kunth
Dioscorea cochleari-apiculata De Wild. N,C,S
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax N,C,S
Dioscorea triphylla L. var. dumetorum (Kunth) R. Knuth
Helmia dumetorum Kunth
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
subsp. pedicellata Milne-Redh. N,C,S
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth. var. nyassica Burkill
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
subsp. orientalis Milne-Redh. C
Dioscorea lindiensis R. Knuth
Dioscorea praehensilis Benth. N,C,S
Dioscorea odoratissima Pax
Dioscorea preussii Pax
subsp. hylophila (Harms) Wilkin C,S
Dioscorea quartiniana Hochst. ex A. Rich. N,C,S
Dioscorea apiculata De Wild.
Dioscorea beccariana Martelli
Dioscorea crinita Hook. f.
Dioscorea dinteri Schinz
Dioscorea excisa R. Knuth
Dioscorea forbesii Baker
Dioscorea schliebenii R. Knuth
Dioscorea stuhlmannii Harms
Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax N,C,S
Dioscorea macroura Harms
Dioscorea welwitschii Rendle
Dioscorea schimperiana Kunth N,C,S
Dioscorea hockii De Wild.
Dioscorea stellato-pilosa De Wild.

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: Checklist: Dioscoreaceae., retrieved 1 March 2024

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