Large plant near Calitzdorp.
Leaves are blue-greyish.
The habitat north of Oudtshoorn.
The young seedlings looks
like this. Most "young" plants are new growth points of an old,
This member of the Dioscoreaceae
family was described by Isaac Henry Burkill in 1952. It is found in South
Africa, in the Calitzdorp area, growing in well drained soil with
some water and some sun I have never seen it grow on the sunny side;
always in the shadows. The caudex can grow up to 50
centimetres in diameter and 1,5 meter height. The vines will reach
four meters or more. The flowers are greenish.
This is a winter grower.