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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 100 - 120 m.; Amazonia, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Introduced into:

Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Chad, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Dioscorea cayenensis Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Peal, J. [7], Uganda 17191.000
K000098379 Unknown type material
Ledermann [4186] K000098392 holotype
Hart [6097], Trinidad & Tobago K000099054 Unknown type material
Gossweiler [14044], Angola K000508476
Deighton, F.C. [1736], Sierra Leone K001145758
Dalziel, J.M. [670], Nigeria K001145766
Burkill, I.H. [338], Singapore K001145780
Metzer [K8], Togo K001145787
Metzer [K3], Togo K001145789
Gossweiler, J. [4381], Angola K001148240
Anderson [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149300
Broadway, W.E. [3150], Trinidad & Tobago K001149313
Burkill, I.H. [338], Singapore K001145779
Barter, C. [1535], Nigeria K001145762
Peal, J. [33], Uganda K001147369
Emwiogbon, J.A. [66595], Nigeria K001145765
Broadway, W.E. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149314
Peal, J. [33], Uganda K001147370
s.coll [391/76/37 [?]], Guyana K001150094
Dacremont [269], Congo, DRC K000809811
Deighton, F.C. [2775], Sierra Leone K001145761
Baquar, S.R. [152], Nigeria K001145773
Metzer [K7], Togo K001145786
s.coll [s.n.], Guyana K001150095
Ruffo [1670], Tanzania K001147374
s.coll [7], Nigeria K001145769
s.coll [s.n.], Niger K001145771
Ruffo [1670], Tanzania K001147373
Broadway [4159], Trinidad & Tobago K001149305
Irvine, F.R. [4775], Ghana K001145739
Thomas, A.S. [23], Ghana K001145743
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001149309
Corbisier [2087], Congo, DRC K000809812
Baldwin, J.T.Jr. [12494], Liberia K000759333
Dalziel, J.M. [670], Nigeria K001145767
Dalziel, J.M. [228], Nigeria K001145764
Bates, G.L. [s.n.], Cameroon K001146430
Gooding, H.J. [09/57] K001150784
Thomas, A.S. [19], Ghana K001145756
Burkill, I.H. [338], Singapore K001145781
Compère [1187], Congo, DRC K000809813
Yamada, T. [204], Congo, DRC K000809814
s.coll [7] K001145768
Metzer [K5], Togo K001145784
Rico, L. [2042], Cuba K001149315
Glover, J.C. [18], Ghana K001145738
Thomas, A.S. [22], Ghana K001145742
Deighton, F.C. [1523], Sierra Leone K001145760
Metzer [K6], Togo K001145785
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145776
Gleason, H.A. [912], Guyana K001150096
Metzer [K4], Togo K001145788
Thomas, A.S. [24], Ghana K001145736
Burkill, I.H. [338], Singapore K001145778
Williams, R.O. [10202], Trinidad & Tobago K001149304
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149301
Colchester [2546], Venezuela K001150536
s.coll [F3048], Guyana K001150093
Deighton, F.C. [1322], Sierra Leone K001145757
Irvine, F.R. [2580] K001145737
Broadway, W.E. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149303
Burkill, I.H. [314], Singapore K001145783
Vermoesen [2478], Congo, DRC K000809810
s.coll [56], Uganda K001147371
Williams, R.O. [10203], Trinidad & Tobago K001149307
Glover, J.C. [18], Ghana K000759323
Deighton, F.C. [1421], Sierra Leone K001145759
s.coll [6098] K001149310
Williams, R.S. [464], Bolivia K001150537
Thomas, A.S. [23], Ghana K001145744
Thomas, A.S. [20], Ghana K001145735
Broadway [4159], Trinidad & Tobago K001149306
Thomas, N.W. [820], Nigeria K001145772
Thomas, A.S. [21], Ghana K001145741
Hakki, M. [226], Togo K000759326
Williams, R.O. [10200], Trinidad & Tobago K001149311
Gooding, H.J. [15/58] K001150783
Broadway, W.E. [4159], Trinidad & Tobago K001149312
s.coll [580], French Guiana K001150097
s.coll [s.n.], Puerto Rico K001149302
Broadway, W.E. [4246], Trinidad & Tobago K001149308
Speke [523], Uganda K001147372
Scholz, U. [309], Togo K000759324
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145775
Wrigley, T.C. [2], Equatorial Guinea K000795012
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150092
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145774
Thomas, N.W. [694], Nigeria K001145770
Reekmans, M. [9264], Burundi K000809983

First published in Encycl. 3: 233 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
  • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Burkill in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 15: 383 (1939)
  • Encycl. Meth. 3: 233 (1789)
  • Knuth in Engl., Pflanzenr. Dioscoreac. 4, 43: 298 (1924)
  • Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 380 (1850)
  • Miège in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 32: 144 (1952).
  • Miège, Contrib. Dioscor. 120 (1952)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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