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Photo from Johnsons Bromeliads & Harris Hawk.

Photo from Johnsons Bromeliads & Harris Hawk.

Author:  Henry Hurd Rusby, 1907
Origin:  Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  6 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Dioscorea villosa subsp. glauca, R. Knuth, 1924.
Dioscorea coripatensis
, J.F. Macbr.1934.
Dioscorea quaternata
var. glauca  Fernald, 1937.

This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Henry Hurd Rusby in 1907. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru growing in a rich but well drained soil with some to lots of  water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six metres in height. The flowers are greenish white.

Dioscorea is named after Pedianos Dioscorides, a Greek physician if the 1st century A.D. The species name means 'grey-blue, sea-blue, or lavender'.