Barroso, Guimar„es, Sucre, 1974
Dioscorea filiformis, August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach,
Dioscorea grisebachii, Kunth.
Dioscorea gibbiflora Hook.f.
Dioscorea kunthiana, Uline ex R.Knuth
Dioscorea koordersii R.Knuth.
Dioscorea repanda Blume.
This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Graziela Maciel Barroso, Elsie Franklin
Guimar„es and Benjamin Dimitri Sucre in 1974. It is found
as a crop all over Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku,
Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera and Thailand, but originates from
Brazil. It is growing in a rich soil with
quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
two centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres long, the entire plant to
four metres in
flowers are green.
genera name from Latin hyper; 'over' and carpa; 'fruit'. The
species name means 'thread-forming'.