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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China, Central & S. Japan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan

Dioscorea gracillima Miq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Furuse, M. [47434], Japan K001141368
Furuse, M. [20623], Japan K001141372
Nie, M.X. [92143], China K001141376
Furuse, M. [47790], Japan K001141373
Liou, T.N. [222], China K001141378
Furuse, M. [47790], Japan K001141374
Furuse, M. [27373], Japan K001141371
Furuse, M. [47434], Japan K001141369
Nie, M.X. [92310], China K001141377
Furuse, M. [20624], Japan K001141370
Watanabe, H. [176], Japan K001141384
Faurie, P. [4481], Japan K001141375
Makino, T. [s.n.], Japan K001141382
Ching, R.C. [1459], China K001141380
Furuse, M. [47789], Japan K001141381
Koya San [s.n.], Japan K001141383
Togasi, M. [s.n.], Japan K001141387
Dunn, S.T. [176-1], Japan K001141385
Dunn, S.T. [s.n.] K001141386
Ching, R.C. [1459], China K001141379
Togasi, M. [TSM 1060], Japan K001141388

First published in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 160 (1867)

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.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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