Collection Details

Species: Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea polygonoides
J. P. Janovec , A. P. Maceda 2674

Collection Date: 19 August 2002
Determined By: L. Raz
Determination Date: 1 January 2003
Institution: NY


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Manu

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios River, ca. 7.0 km upriver from mouth of Río Los Amigos. Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae), aguaje palm swamp, Aguajal to the northwest of the Los Amigos Biological Station.

Locality Site Specific: Trocha Aguajal

DD Latitude: -12.57

DD Longitude: -70.1

Elevation: 270-270 m


Habitat Description: Palm swamp, wetland, transition from flooded forest on bank through mixed forest to Mauritia dominated shrublands to open wet grassland with sporadic shrubs and Mauritia adults.

Soil Description: Saturated soil, high in organic matter, dark.

Habitat: Aquatic , Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Vine covering the canopies of small trees, 2-5 tall, growing in the aguaje palm swamp, full sun. Flowers white to cream-white or cream-green.

Habit: Herb

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Los Amigos - CICRA

Project: Aguajal Project