Dioscorea sp Peru

Dioscorea sp Peru is a perennial climbing plant producing annual stems from a perennial rootstock. These stems scramble over the ground, or twine into the surrounding vegetation

This is an an undescribed Dioscorea species from Peru  with long, slender leaf blades of dark green colour with touches of silver-grey variegation.

 

The genus name Dioscorea is named after a Greek naturalist (botanist, pharmacologist, and briefly, Emperor Nero’s personal physician) of the first century, Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης (Pedánios Dioskourídēs, “Dioscorides”)

Dioscorea sp Peru

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  • Name: Dioscorea sp Peru
    Type: herbaceous perennial
    Form:  Climbing tuber geophyte
    Family: Dioscoreaceae
    Native Range: Peru
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: damp rainforest areas, shade
    Height: up to 200cm
    Spread: 30cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none recorded, sp. not yet described

    Synonyms: none recorded, sp. not yet described