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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central China to Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

Dioscorea hemsleyi Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ducloux, P.F. [737], Yunnan K000098123 lectotype
Steward, A.N. [64], China K001141572
Henry, A. [10287c], China K001141573
Wilson, E.H. [4553], China K001141571
Cavalerie, J. [113], China K001141579
Henry, A. [10287c], China K001141583
s.coll [113], China K001141578
Wilson, E.H. [4553], China K001141575
Forrest, G. [21211], China K001141576
Handel-Mazzetti, H.R.E. [4860], China K001141577
Forrest, G. [s.n.], China K001141581
Pételot, A. [4155], Vietnam K001143659
Robertson, W.A. [354], Myanmar K001142146
Robertson, W.A. [354], Myanmar K001142147
Tsiang, Y. [5450], China K001141580
Vu Xuan Phuong [HNK486], Vietnam K001143658
s.coll [907b], China K000568670
Vu Xuan Phuong [HNK486], Vietnam K001143657
Forrest, G. [7067], China K001141582
Forrest, G. [11169], China K001141574

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 451 (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 Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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