Dioscoreaceae

Description

870 spp

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Climbers

Leaf

Alternate; simply cordate or lobed with palmate venation; petiole twisted and thickened both at base and apex; no stipules

Flower

Bisexual or dioecious. Flower: 3+3 tepals; 3+3 stamens (outer whorl sterile or missing), attached to tepals; ovary inferior

Fruit and seed

Fruit a 3-winged capsule or samara

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Dioscoreaceae
Author
R. Br.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986367
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants