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Scientific or common name:

Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax

DIOSCOREACEAE Family selection - Yam family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

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Name: Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15(2): 146. 1892 [5 Apr 1892]
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Zanzibar yam
en English name: Zanzibar yam

Grown habit: Forb/herb, Vine
Duration: Perennial



Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (Florida)

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(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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More species:
1) Dioscorea spiculiflora Hemsl. [237]
2) Dioscorea trifida L. f. [258]
3) Dioscorea villosa L. [493]
4) Dioscorea villosa L. var. glabrifolia (Bartlett) Fernald [211]
5) Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels [214]
6) Diospyros chinensis Blume [211]
7) Diospyros ebenum J. Koenig ex Retz. [333]
8) Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. var. sandwicensis (A. DC.) Bakh. [161]
9) Diospyros maritima Blume [222]
10) Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. kauaiensis (Fosberg) H. St. John [180]

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