Bihrmann's

CAUDICIFORMS

A  B  C  D  E  FGH  IJKL  M  NO  P  QRS  T  UVWXYZ

 Menu

                                                            

Previous plant

Main page

Next plant

Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea cayenensis (cayennensis)
 
  
Author:  Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck 1789
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Central Africa, (Brazil, Caribbean)
Soil:  Clay and Organic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 (20) Centimetres
Height:  12 Metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Roots
Pop names:  Yellow Yam
Synonyms:  -
   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck in 1789. It is found in central Africa (and introduced to Brazil and the Caribbean), growing in a clayish soil with organic matter, receiving plenty of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten or even twenty centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve metres in height. The flowers are white.

The leaves are extremely  varied, from deeply cordate to almost orbicular.