Collection Details

Species: Dioscorea megacarpa Gleason

Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea megacarpa Gleason
J. P. Janovec , P. Centeno 2393

Collection Date: 3 October 2001
Determined By: L. Raz
Determination Date: 1 January 2003
Institution: NY


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Manu Province

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, Trail One, first altitude, between the camp and trail to Second Mirador.

Locality Site Specific: Trocha Primer Mirador.

DD Latitude: -12.57

DD Longitude: -70.1

Elevation: 270-270 m


Habitat Description: Lowland tropical to subtropical moist forest. Transition from disturbed secondary forest vegetation to old growth forest, upper terrace and dissected terrain. Semi-disturbed due to several tree fall, leading to more undisturbed forest

Soil Description: Poor clay-sandy soil.

Habitat: Terra Firme Forest , Terrestrial

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Liana at 8 m. Fruit green when immature; brown, dry, open when mature.

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Los Amigos Conservation Concession & Biological Station

Project: Los Amigos Botany