|Author: ||T.A: Durand & Hans Schinz, 1894
Mozambique, South Africa
Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
dregeana, Carl Sigismund Kunth, 1850
This member of the Dioscoreaceae
family was given this name by Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz
in 1894. It is found in
Eswatini, Mozambique and South Africa, growing in a
rather rich but still drained soil with some to much of water and
little to some sun. The rhizomes can grow to six centimetres in
diameter, the vines reach three meters.
I do not know, if they
can have their rhizomes exposed, or how old each rhizome will grow.
Dioscorea is named after
Pedianos Dioscorides, a Greek physician if the 1st century A.D. The
species name is in honour of the German collector Johan Franz Drège.