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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Venezuela to Brazil and Peru.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Peru, Venezuela

Dioscorea fodinarum Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wilson, P. [163], Puerto Rico Dioscorea venosa K000099318 Unknown type material
Button, N.L. [947], Puerto Rico Dioscorea venosa K000099319
Miers, J. [4521], Brazil Dioscorea venosa K001149584
s.coll [13273], Brazil Dioscorea venosa K001149583
s.coll [22222], Brazil Dioscorea venosa K001149582
Luschnath, B. [s.n.], Brazil Dioscorea venosa K001149585
s.coll [s.n.], Brazil Dioscorea venosa K001149581
Rusby, H.H. [707] Dioscorea effusa K001149586
Burchell [7227], Brazil Dioscorea effusa K001149588
Robert, A. [493b], Brazil Dioscorea effusa K001149587

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 405 (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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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