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.2017.27.2.29


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.