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Useful Tropical Plants

Dioscorea togoensis

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Dioscoreaceae

+ Synonyms

Dioscorea caillei A.Chev. ex De Wild.

Common Name:

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General Information

Dioscorea togoensis is a herbaceous perennial plant producing stems about 2 metres long from a slender, deep-rooted tuberous rootstock. A rather weak climber the stems twine right-handed into other plants for support or scramble over the ground. The stems bear bulbils in the leaf axils[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The small bulbils are gathered from the wild and eaten locally in time of shortage[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Senegal to Nigeria.

Habitat

Savannah and dry Guinean forest, also colonizing well-cultivated land that is reverting to scrub[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The bulbils formed in the leaf axils are cooked and eaten[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-06-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dioscorea+togoensis>

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