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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Asia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Dioscoreaceae, J. Miège. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Spiny climber 30-40 ft. high
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbils
Lacking bulbils
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
With numerous (up to 40) stalked edible tubers independent of each other.

[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. 0 - 100 m.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, East Himalaya, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Burkina, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., Cuba, Fiji, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Maldives, Marianas, Mexico Central, Nansei-shoto, Nicobar Is., Niue, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Society Is., Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Hul, S. [MNS014], Cambodia K000062167
Dec 1, 1983 Cuming, H. [781], Philippines K000098335 isotype
Cuming, H. [781], Philippines K000098334 isotype
Henry, A. [856], Taiwan K001141567
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142130
Barber, C.A. [747 [?]], India K001142131
Vogt, G.B. [BU-3], Myanmar K001142141
s.coll [278], Singapore K001143058
Kerr, A.F.G. [20475], Thailand K001143639
Burkill, I.H. [292], Singapore K001143640
Burkill, I.H. [276], Singapore K001144704
Sulit, M.D. [17619], Philippines K001144709
Burkill, I.H. [284], Singapore K001144715
s.coll [s.n.] K001144720
Floyd, A.G. [3537], Papua New Guinea K001144932
Henty, E.E. [41951], Papua New Guinea K001144938
Schlechter, F.R.R. [18914], Papua New Guinea K001144944
Yuncker, T.G. [10094], Niue K001145187
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149152
s.coll [31923], Puerto Rico K001149153
Kerr, A.F.G. [19863], Thailand K001143637
Burkill, I.H. [280], Singapore K001144712
Frodin [s.n.], Papua New Guinea K001144942
McGregor, R.C. [392], Guam K001145189
Henty, E.E. [41948], Papua New Guinea K001144937
Pooma, R. [4658], Thailand K001143646
s.coll [324], Seychelles K001148346
Hopkins, H.C.F. [2030], Papua New Guinea K001144935
Merrill, E.D. [677], Philippines K001144707
Whitmore, T.C. [724], Solomon Is. K001145192
Merrill, E.D. [4147], Philippines K001144719
Vogt, G.B. [BU-3], Myanmar K001142143
Irvine, F.R. [2579], Ghana K001145534
Kerr, A.F.G. [15387], Thailand K001143634
Elmer, A.D.E. [10293], Philippines K001144716
Rouillard, G. [17579], Mauritius K001148347
Loher, A. [3805], Philippines K001144717
Barthelat, F. [270], Mayotte K001148345
Darnaedi, D. [D721], Indonesia K001144227
Brass, L.J. [867], Papua New Guinea K001144934
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142140
s.coll. [s.n.] K000913632
Flynn, T. [3251], USA K001145193
Burkill, I.H. [284], Singapore K001144703
Burkill, I.H. [294], Singapore K001144714
Frodin, D.G. [4321], Papua New Guinea K001144940
Henty, E.E. [41952], Papua New Guinea K001144939
Burkill, I.H. [288], Singapore K001143644
s.coll [s.n.], Vietnam K001143635
Kerr, A.F.G. [9051], Thailand K001143636
Mantor, A. [135941], Malaysia K001144228
s.coll [[296]], Singapore K001143057
Hauiff, M. [641], Malaysia K001143051
Frodin [s.n.], Papua New Guinea K001144941
Kerr, A. [11021], Thailand K001143632
Sulit, M.D. [17619], Philippines K001144711
Burkill, I.H. [276], Singapore K001144713
Burkill, I.H. [300], Singapore K001142138
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [971], Papua New Guinea K001144933
Wilkin, P. [995], Thailand K001143645
Seemann, B.C. [629], Fiji K001145191
Burkill, H.M. [296], Singapore K001143053
Burkill, I.H. [274], Singapore K001144702
Adduru, M. [134], Philippines K001144710
s.coll [26-21], Puerto Rico K001149154
Herb Rottlerianum [s.n.], India K001142133
Walker [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142137
s.coll [s.n.] K001142144
s.coll [18149] K001142134
Burkill, I.H. [288], Singapore K001143642
Collins, D.J. [1045], Thailand K001143631
Elmer, A.D.E. [6421], Philippines K001144706
Schlechter, F.R.R. [18914], Papua New Guinea K001144945
Merrill, E.D. [202], Philippines K001144708
Herb Wright [s.n.] K001142136
Lace, J.H. [4494], Myanmar K001142142
s.coll [1884], Thailand K001143638
Wilder, G.P. [1162] K001145190
Beguin [2093], Indonesia K001144226
Burkill, I.H. [286], Singapore K001142139
Wisse, C.A. [397], Indonesia K001144225
Loher, A. [1897], Philippines K001144718
Burkill, I.H. [280], Singapore K001144705
Burkill, H.M. [298], Singapore K001143055
s.coll [280], Singapore K001143056
Branderhorst [295], Indonesia K001144936
A.H.G. [s.n.], India K001142132
Burkill, I.H. [290], Singapore K001143643
Kiah [35416], Malaysia K001143050
Thwaites [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142135
Burkill, I.H. [293], Singapore K001143641
Adams, C.D. [14979], Maldives K001142145
Rodin, R.J. [597], Guam K001145188
Collins, D.J. [256], Thailand K001143633
Yuncker, T.G. [9811], Niue K001145186
Burkill, H.M. [300], Singapore K001143054
Henderson, M.R. [22841], Malaysia K001143052
s.coll [7597], Indonesia K001144224

First published in Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 1: 396 (1917)

Accepted by

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Bhattacharya, R.P., Pal, D.C. & Pati, B.R. (2014). A sytematic census of monocot climbers of Bihar anf Jharkhand states Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 317-324.
  • 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.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
  • Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Takeuchi, W. (2005). Floristic notes from a holocene successional environment in Papuasia Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 95-116.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Wilder, G. P. (1934). The flora of Makatea CNV Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 120: 1-49.
  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

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

  • Knuth in Engl., Pflanzenr. Dioscoreac. 4, 43: 189 (1924)
  • Miège in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 28: 509 (1948)
  • Miège, Contrib. Dioscoreac. 35 (1952).
  • Prain & Burkill in Ann Roy. Bot. Gard. Calcutta 14: 80 (1936)
  • in Gard. Bull. Str. Settl. 1: 396 (1917)

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.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Bhattacharya, R.P., Pal, D.C. & Pati, B.R. (2014). A sytematic census of monocot climbers of Bihar anf Jharkhand states Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 317-324.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Fosberg, F.R. (1957). The Maldive islands, Indian Ocean Atoll Research Bulletin 58: 1-37.
  • López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Wilder, G. P. (1934). The flora of Makatea CNV Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 120: 1-49.

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