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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Dioscorea densiflora Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 26, 2005 Maloney, A. [N 11/11 25], Belize K000098979 holotype
Apr 22, 2005 Bourgeau, M. [1487], Mexico K000099002 isolectotype
Bampton, E. [12], Belize 30035.000
Bourgeau, M. [1681], Mexico K000099003 syntype
Gaumer, G.F. [s.n.], Belize K001149013
Rovirosa, J.N. [683], Mexico K001149015
Schipp, W.A. [S-290], Belize K001149010
Schipp, W.A. [[1341]], Belize K001149007
Gentle, P.H. [1849], Belize K001149008
Bourgeau, M. [1783], Mexico K001149012
Peck, M.E. [926], Belize K001149006
Hammel, B.E. [20066], Costa Rica K001149005
Hammel, B.E. [20018], Costa Rica K001149018
Bampton, S.S. [12A], Belize K001149017
Gentle, P.H. [2210], Belize K001149011
Tuerckheim, H. von [8012], Guatemala K001149014
Bampton, S.S. [12], Belize K001149016
Chanek, M. [149], Belize K001149009

First published in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 356 (1884)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0