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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Dioscorea cotinifolia Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
17202.000
Drège [4500], South Africa K000098887 Unknown type material
Flanagan, H.G. [97], South Africa K000098888
Gerrard, W.T. [444], South Africa K000098889 syntype
Wood, J.M. [753], South Africa K000098891 syntype
Sanderson, J. [232], South Africa K000098892 syntype
s.coll [1046], South Africa K001148480
Burkill, I.H. [67], United Kingdom K001148483
Burkill, I.H. [64], United Kingdom K001148488
Codd, L.E.W. [6710], South Africa K001148495
Coetzer, L.A. [124], South Africa K001148502
Wilson, A.P. [34], South Africa K001148505
Hutchinson, J. [1987], South Africa K001148510
Codd, L.E.W. [6710], South Africa K001148514
Wilson, A.P. [38], Swaziland K001148524
Compton, R.H. [27300], Swaziland K001148528
Wilson, A.P. [92] K001148529
Wilson, A.P. [198], South Africa K001148547
Wilson, A.P. [184], South Africa K001148548
Wilson, A.P. [200], South Africa K001148559
Edwards, D. [1817], South Africa K001148561
Büchner, H. [143], Swaziland K001148517
Balkwill, K. [1692], South Africa K001148563
Compton, R.H. [28390], Swaziland K001148516
Obermeyer [360], South Africa K001148477
s.coll [s.n.], South Africa K001148496
Ward, C.J. [3915], South Africa K001148538
Gledhill, J.A. [7540], South Africa K001148492
Pegler, A. [1812] K001148479
Wilson [138], Swaziland K001148520
Wood, J.M. [1035], South Africa K001148476
Ward, C.J. [3338], South Africa K001148537
Mabatha, F.W. [2587], South Africa K001148564
Büchner, H. [138], Swaziland K001148518
Gerstner, J. [5490], South Africa K001148511
Coetzer, L.A. [163], South Africa K001148507
Wilms, F. [1493], South Africa K001148509
Wilson, A.P. [200], South Africa K001148560
Pott, R. [5548], South Africa K001148503
Acocks, J.P.H. [12559], South Africa K001148484
Burrows, J.E. [11024], South Africa K001148494
Wilson, A.P. [205], South Africa K001148546
Burkill, I.H. [851-29], United Kingdom K001148485
Compton, R.H. [27124], Swaziland K001148527
Codd, L.E.W. [6494], South Africa K001148512
s.coll [3735], South Africa K001148534
Long, F.R. [139], South Africa K001148532
Wilson, A.P. [55], Swaziland K001148523
Büchner, H. [142], Swaziland K001148519
Acocks, J.P.H. [21853], South Africa K001148533
Schlechter, F.R.R. [6179], South Africa K001148531
Wilson, A.P. [38], Swaziland K001148525
Wilson, A.P. [177], South Africa K001148543
s.coll [498], South Africa K001148536
Wilson, A.P. [186], South Africa K001148556
Koning, J. de [7662], Mozambique K001147651
Codd, L.E.W. [6058], South Africa K001148499
Wilson, A.P. [179], South Africa K001148545
Wilson, A.P. [228], South Africa K001148552
s.coll [1369], South Africa K001148541
Scheepers, J.C. [803], South Africa K001148508
Wilson, A.P. [32], South Africa K001148506
Wilson, A.P. [200], South Africa K001148558
Strey, R.G. [5737], South Africa K001148540
Lloyd [7704], South Africa K001148490
Codd [6710], South Africa K001148497
Wilson, A.P. [92], South Africa K001148530
Wilson, A.P. [55], Swaziland K001148522
Codd, L.E.W. [6710], South Africa K001148500
Wood, J.M. [753], South Africa K001148539
Archibald, E. [7538], South Africa K001148491
Wilson, A.P. [200], South Africa K001148557
Mabatha, F.W. [2587], South Africa K001148565
Wilson, A.P. [177], South Africa K001148544
Hutchinson, J. [1739], South Africa K001148487
Nel, M.D.S. [188], South Africa K001148551
Wilson, A.P. [196], South Africa K001148554
Wilson, A.P. [196], South Africa K001148553
Lloyd [7526 b], South Africa K001148493
Wilson, A.P. [146], Swaziland K001148526
s.coll [4001], South Africa K001148478
Pegler, A. [739], South Africa K001148481
McDonald, D.J. [269], South Africa K001148562
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148486
Pienaar, R.N. [495], South Africa K001148504
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148501
Wyk, E. van [EVW 490], South Africa K001148566
Scott [2], South Africa K001148542
s.coll [7597], South Africa K001148550
Wilson, A.P. [186], South Africa K001148555
Cooper, T. [3247], South Africa K001148535
s.coll [7599] K001148549
Lang, W.H. [32282], South Africa K001148498
Burkill, I.H. [67], United Kingdom K001148482
Codd, L.E.W. [7782], South Africa K001148513
Archibald, E. [7535], South Africa K001148489
Büchner, H. [140], Swaziland K001148521

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 386 (1850)

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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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