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Observed: 4th July 2013 By: mallow
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very small vine....

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Having looked into the name it seems from various references that both names are used, does any one know which one is currently correct.

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Stace uses ...

... Tamus, but then writes "Perhaps better amalgamated with Dioscorea, which is paraphyletic without it, but very distinct."

When it comes to nomenclatural issues there is a right name - though sometimes it can be hard to work out. But when it comes to issues of classification, it's more a case of the accepted name, rather than the correct name.

Nowadays biologists have a strong preference for monophyletic taxa, which makes it likely that in the future the accepted name will be increasingly Dioscorea communis.