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Kingdom: Plantae (2654)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2567)

    Class: Liliopsida (391)

      Order: Dioscoreales (13)

        Family: Dioscoreaceae (13)(family description)

          Genus: Dioscorea (11)

            Epithet: glabra Roxb. (7)

Synonyms: Dioscorea hongkongensis Uline ex R.Knuth, Dioscorea nummularia Roxb., Dioscorea siamensis R.Knuth

glabra => without hair, smooth, bald, bare

hongkongensis => of or from Hong Kong

nummularia => round and flat, like a coin

siamensis => of Siam


Climate: tropical

Habit: liana

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