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Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill
Sichuan: Daocheng Xian: Gongling. Vicinity (downstream) of the town of Gongling. Spiny-aromatic shrub thickets and moist ravines with Rosa, Sophora, Berchemia, Prinsepia and shrubby Lamiaceae. 28°36'1"N, 100°17'12"E; 3300 m.
Thickets. Growing up through shrubs, ca. 1.5-2 m long; flowers greenish.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, W. Y. Chen, M. J. Donoghue, R. H. Ree, H. Sun & S. K. Wu
28206 4 July 1998

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