Dioscorea strydomiana is endemic to Mpumalanga in South Africa, between 1,100 and 1,150 metres above sea level.

It has been found in open woodland with a grass-rich understory on steep, rocky slopes associated with:

  • Acacia caffra
  • Acacia ebutsiniorum
  • Aloe pretoriensis
  • Aloe marlothii
  • Faurea rochetiana subsp. speciosa
  • Calpurnia glabrata
  • Vitex obovata
  • Protea caffra subsp. Falcate
  • Themeda triandra
  • a Pelargonium species

More research is needed on the ecology and biology of this species to inform strategies for its conservation.

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