Flore d’Afrique centrale, n.s., Spermatophyta - Dioscoreaceae

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A floristic treatment for Dioscoreaceae occurring in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi is provided. In this region, the
family is represented by the genus Dioscorea (19 species). All species are described morphologically and information is given on the most important synonyms, distribution, habitat, vernacular names and uses, as well as the citation of representative herbarium specimens and references to additional literature. Preliminary global conservation assessments are given with 16 species assessed as Least Concern, one as Data Deficient (D. pynaertii), one as Near Threatened (D. knuthiana) and one as Vulnerable (D. paleata). Keys are provided to facilitate the identification of species using male, female (fruiting) and sterile material. Nine detailed line drawings and two photo plates assist species recognition. Two species are endemic to the flora area, D. knuthiana and D. paleata. Dioscorea is an economically important genus, with the tubers and/or bulbils of several species harvested from the wild for consumption and some being cultivated.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageFlora of Central Africa, n.s., Spermatophyta - Dioscoreaceae
Originele taal-2Frans
Plaats productieMeise
UitgeverijJardin Botanique Meise
Aantal pagina's60
ISBN van geprinte versie978382361789-1
StatusGepubliceerd - 1-apr.-2021


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