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This species is accepted, and its native range is Taiwan (Lan Yü), Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Philippines, Taiwan

Dioscorea cumingii Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cuming, H. [1469], Philippines K000098342 holotype
Cuming, H. [1469], Philippines K000098343 holotype
Argent, G.C.G. [20005], Philippines K001144800
Reynoso [27196], Philippines K001144803
Lörzing, J.A. [4817], Indonesia K001144312
Ramos, M. [8207], Philippines K001144804
Argent, G.C.G. [20005], Philippines K001144801
Argent, G.C.G. [20005], Philippines K001144799
Barbon [5859], Philippines K001144796
Elmer, A.D.E. [10395], Philippines K001144797
Barbon [9107], Philippines K001144798
Lörzing, J.A. [4817], Indonesia K001144311
Gaerlan, F.M. [2884], Philippines K001144802
Elmer, A.D.E. [9156], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K000098338 lectotype
Elmer, A.D.E. [9156], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K000098339 lectotype
Ramos, M. [13520], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K000098340 holotype
Argent, G.C.G. [29005], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K001144781
Merrill, E.D. [4455], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K001144785
Alberto, F.R. [A [?]], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K001144782
Alberto, F.R. [A [?]], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K001144783
Merrill, E.D. [4455], Philippines Dioscorea elmeri K001144784
Ahern's collector [1971], Philippines Dioscorea polyphylla K000098346
Barnes, P.T. [69], Philippines Dioscorea polyphylla K000098347 isotype
Ahern's collector [3376], Philippines Dioscorea polyphylla K000098348 Unknown type material
Elmer, A.D.E. [10654], Philippines Dioscorea inaequifolia K000098341 holotype

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 449 (1908)

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.

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