Dioscoreaburchellii– Near Threatened

Helena (Nanna) Joubert
Mixed media on wood
1000mm X 220mm

Dioscoreaburchellii, ‘Near Threatened’ is related to Yams and the Elephant’s Foot, a small twining plant that was known from only ten locations in its range from Humansdorp to George.

“During alien clearing at Pledge Nature Reserve, I discovered one bravely climbing toward the light – on the stem of a Black Wattle! It was the first of about thirty plants found in the reserve to date.“