Dioscorea polystachya (Dioscoreaceae): A new record for India
Akramul Hoque, P. Lakshminarasimhan and D. Maity*
Published on : 30-Dec-2017
DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2017.27.2.29Download
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. (Dioscoreaceae), is reported here for the first time in India based on the collections from Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The species is unique with its ternate or opposite, hastate-cordate leaves and zigzag staminate inflorescence axis. The species is illustrated and its detailed description, phenology, habitat and distribution are provided to aid easy identification.