Dioscorea buchananii Benth.

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.

Milne-Redhead, E. (1975). Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 19 - 20.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dioscorea buchananii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dioscorea buchananii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscorea buchananii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dioscorea buchananii
Tropicos: Dioscorea buchananii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dioscorea buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115370, retrieved 24 November 2017

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