Collection Details

Species: Dioscorea samydea C. Mart ex Griseb

Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea samydea C. Mart ex Griseb
A. Balarezo , Ethan Householder, Javier Huinga Maceda 2543

Collection Date: 10 May 2009
Determined By: J.E. Householder
Determination Date: 10 May 2009
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Careterra Cusco Km 37.5 - Comunidad Mercedes - Plot Merc #3. Aguajal Mercedes.

DD Latitude: -12.695

DD Longitude: -69.4693

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 200-250 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa.

Soil Description: Soils paritially decomposed organic material to mucky; always dark, deep, and acidic. Completley saturated, water flow minimal.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Vine. Thick stemmed. Could be wrong stem with smilax leaves. See collection in lagarto swamp.

Habit: Vine , Herb

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project