Dioscorea elephantipes

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Dioscorea elephantipes

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Dioscoreales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Dioscoreales

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: Dioscorea elephantipes

Name[edit]

Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Her.) Engl., 1908

Synonyms[edit]

  • Basionym
    • Tamus elephantipes L'Hér., Sert. Angl.: 29 (1789).
  • Homotypic
    • Testudinaria elephantipes (L'Hér.) Burch., Trav. S. Africa 2: 147 (1824).
    • Dioscorea elephantopus Spreng., Syst. Veg. 4(2): 143 (1827), nom. illeg.
    • Rhizemys elephantipes (L'Hér.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 26 (1838).
  • Heterotypic
    • Testudinaria montana Burch., Trav. S. Africa 2: 148 (1824).
    • Dioscorea montana (Burch.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 4(2): 143 (1827).
    • Rhizemys montana (Burch.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 26 (1838).
    • Testudinaria elephantipes f. montana (Burch.) G.D.Rowley, Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 28: 6 (1973).

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional:Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: hottentot-bread
日本語: キッコウリュウ
中文: 龜甲龍


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