A study of the diversity of Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Dioscoreaceae) in China has revealed a distinctive new variety from Yunnan Province, China. Dioscorea bulbifera var. albotuberosa Y. F. Zhou, Z. L. Xu & Y. Y. Hang differs from D. bulbifera by its tubers white in transverse section, bulblets verruculose, and leaf texture membranaceous, papery, and crispy when dry.
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Vol. 18 • No. 4