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Kloi Central , kloi-nok Northern , kloi-huanieo Nakhon Ratchasima. Vietnam C[ur] n[ee]. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Even in Southeast Asia, the plant is scarcely cultivated, so it spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence.

Description D. The tubers are renewed annually from a superficial corm which they grow as lobes where in outline are spherical, sometimes slightly elongated and pale yellow to light grey. The flesh is white to lemon-yellow. The stem is twining to the left, firm, measuring 9 mm or more in diametre, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish and with glabrescent.

The bulbils are absent. The leaves are trifoliolate, herbaceous to chartaceous and pubescent. The middle leaflet is oblong-elliptical rarely obovate or tripartite , measuring up to 30 cm x 28 cm and acuminate. The lateral leaflets are inequilateral where the outer is a half 3-nerved. The petiole is usually longer than the middle leaflet and usually with small prickles on the back. The petiolules are up to 1 cm long. The male inflorescence is a spike-like, branches on leafless, compounded, measures up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers and with 6 fertile stamens.

The female inflorescence is solitary from the upper leaf axils, pendulous and with flowers spaced. The fruit is a large woody capsule, honey-coloured, with 3-winged and face upwards.

The wings measuring mm x mm and sometimes freed in dehiscence margin. The seed is winged. It is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes of up to m in the Himalayas.



Fenrirn Search in all groups Search within this group. Remember me Forgot password? Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Life cycles are treated in the field diooscorea Life Cycle. Leaflets subequal, to 17 x 12 cm, obovate, abruptly sharply acuminate at apex, cuneate to the base, shortly petiolulate, ribs 5, prominent intercostae coarsely reticulate, thinly hispid; lateral leaflets gibbous at base; petiole 12 cm long.


Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Botany Nami is a twining vine, arising from tuberous roots, and reaching a length of several meters. Stems covered with few or many short, sharp spines. Leaves are 3-foliolate, the leaflets 12 to 20 centimeters long, somewhat hairy, the lateral ones oblique, oblong-ovate, the terminal one equilateral, oblong to oblong-obovate. Panicle is axillary, slender, hairy, 12 to 20 centimeters long. Flowers are small; unisexual male flowers with 6 stamens; female flowers similar to males, 3-winged, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell.

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