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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. China, Hainan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China Southeast, Hainan

Dioscorea fordii Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [6], Hong Kong K000098155 Unknown type material
s.coll. [659], Hong Kong K000098156 syntype
Wang, C. [34851], China K001141943
Tsang, W.T. [27025], Vietnam K001144012
Tsang, W.T. [787], China Dioscorea hainanensis K000098159 Unknown type material
Tsang, W.T. [604], China Dioscorea hainanensis K000098160 syntype

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 450 (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.

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/
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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