Dioscorea quartiniana

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Dioscorea quartiniana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
D. quartiniana
Binomial name
Dioscorea quartiniana

Dioscorea quartiniana is a climbing tuber geophyte in the family Dioscoreaceae.[2] It is native to Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This species occurs in forests, grasslands, and rocky areas.[1]


It is cultivated for food in Cameroon and East Nigeria.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dioscorea quartiniana". www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  2. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-01-26.