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Found this plant in Belize.

The leaf.

The leaves on another location in Belize

Author: David Prain & Isaac Henry Burkill, 1916
Origin:  Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  500 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by David Prain and Isaac Henry Burkill in 1916. It is found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five metres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.

Dioscorea is named after Pedianos Dioscorides, a Greek physician if the 1st century A.D. The species name after Karl Gustav Bernoulli, 1834-1878, a Swiss physician and naturalist who explored Guatemala.

Same plant, different angle.

The fruits on another location in Belize