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Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Air Potato
This plant was growing entwined with Ipomoea saintronanensis. The plant has aerial tubers (bulbils) located in the leaf axils. It is a weed in southern Queensland.

  Dioscorea bulbifera Dioscorea bulbifera
 
  Description:Flowers and bulbil Description:Flowers with Ipomoea saintronanensis
Location: Lava tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park, North  Queensland Location: Lava tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park, North  Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚11.4530S, 14434.6040E GPS coordinates:18˚11.4530S, 14434.6040E
  Date:26 February 2012 Date:26 February 2012
  Field No.:U931 Field No.:U931
     


References (accessed 28 October 2017):

Identified by Tony Bean of the Queensland Herbarium

Telford, I.R.H. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1986), Dioscoreaceae. Flora of Australia 46: 198

https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/dioscorea_bulbifera_var._bulbifera.htm


 

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Dioscorea bulbifera