Dioscorea gillettii Milne-Redh.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dioscorea gillettii Milne-Redh. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000390739. Accessed on: 05 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Twining stems up to 1.5 m. long, glabrous.

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    Aerial tubers apparently absent.

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    Leaves alternate or rarely subopposite; petiole up to 5 cm. long; blade ovate-cordate, narrowed to an acute scarcely acuminate apex and with rounded basal lobes, up to 6 cm. long and 4 cm. broad.

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    Capsule as in fig. 1/1, p. 4, with parallel nerves extending from the suture towards the axis, probably not reflexed.

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    Female inflorescence 1 per leaf-axil, up to 1.5 cm. long, 2-flowered; perianth spreading, ± 6 mm. across. Ovary ± 1 cm. long.

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    Male 1 per leaf-axil, very variable in length, from less than 1 cm. to 14 cm. long, with single shortly pedicellate flowers or short 2–4-flowered cymules at each node, apically appearing paniculate as the cymules arise in the axils of bracts; perianth spreading, ± 5 mm. across; segments elliptic, the inner rather broader. Stamens 3; staminodes 3, shorter than the stamens, filiform.

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    Inflorescences glabrous.

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    Tuber perennial, much compressed with a flat base and an obscurely lobed edge.

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    Seeds (fig. 1/1a, b) without a wing.

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     Information From

    Dioscoreaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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