†family Dioscoreaceae Brown 1810

Monocotyledoneae - Dioscoreales - Liliidae

Parent taxon: Dioscoreales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Smilacaceae

Subtaxa: Dioscorea

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Ecology: "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (1 collection), Germany (1), Kenya (4), Panama (1)

• Oligocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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