Dioscorea dregeana

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Dioscorea dregeana
Dioscorea dregeana, blare, Walter Sisulu BT, a.jpg
Dioscorea dregeana, vrugkapsules, Walter Sisulu BT, c.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
D. dregeana
Binomial name
Dioscorea dregeana
(Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz, 1894

Dioscorea dregeana, the wild yam, is a perennial creeper that is native to the eastern parts of southern Africa.[1] It is commonly used and traded as a traditional medicine, or muti.[1]


It is native to eastern South Africa and Swaziland.[1]


A slightly thorny stem sprouts annually from a tuberous rootstock. The plant becomes dormant in winter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Mothogoane, M. S. (June 2013). "Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz". plantzafrica.com. SANBI. Retrieved 2 June 2016.

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