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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, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Dioscorea composita Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Chagala, B.G. [452], Mexico K001171757
Jan 1, 2008 Chagala, B.G. [203], Mexico K001171746
Apr 22, 2005 Beyer, R.I. [213], Mexico K000098995
Apr 22, 2005 Tucker, J.M. [598], El Salvador K000499521
Apr 22, 2005 Bampton, S.S. [21] K000499520
Jan 19, 2001 Beyer, R.I. [213], Mexico K000499518
Jan 19, 2001 Beyer, R.I. [213], Mexico K000499517
Jan 19, 2001 Beyer, R.I. [213], Mexico K000499516
Jan 19, 2001 Beyer, R.I. [213], Mexico K000499515
Góngora, E. [94] K001149806
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150788
Vazquez, M. [1002], Mexico K001149055
Bampton, S.S. [21], Belize K001149056
Vazquez, M. [1002], Mexico K000499519
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150790
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150789
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150786
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150787
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150791

First published in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 354 (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.

Not accepted by

  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. [Cited as Dioscorea mexicana.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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