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Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax
Stiff-tipped air-potato

Family: Dioscoreaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics; naturalized in the neotropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Dioscorea sansibarensis has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Dioscorea sansibarensis has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Dioscorea sansibarensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock