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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central China to Thailand.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China South-Central, Thailand, Tibet

Dioscorea althaeoides R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Forrest, G. [15069], China Dioscorea platanifolia K001141468
ACE [493], China Dioscorea platanifolia K001141471
Forrest, G. [18158], China Dioscorea platanifolia K001141470
Schneider, C.K. [2012], China Dioscorea platanifolia K001141469
Forrest, G. [6139], China Dioscorea platanifolia K001141467

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 180 (1924)

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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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