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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea heteropoda Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 9, 2012 Rakotovao, A. [RTI 1025], Madagascar K000751453
Feb 9, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1023], Madagascar K000751451
Feb 16, 2011 Ranarivelo, T. [RTI 455B], Madagascar K001171787
Feb 16, 2011 Ranarivelo, T. [RTI455A], Madagascar K000062187
Mar 1, 2010 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 875], Madagascar K000953435
Jun 23, 2005 Andrianantenaina, W. [AWP 90A], Madagascar K001171795
Jun 23, 2005 Andrianantenaina, W. [AWP 90B], Madagascar K001171796
Baron, R. [139], Madagascar K000098954 syntype
Baron, R. [119], Madagascar K000098955 syntype
Decary, R. [17339], Madagascar K000383651
Wilkin, P. [957], Madagascar K000383664
Wilkin, P. [1627], Madagascar K001171788
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 113], Madagascar K001171805
Wilkin, P. [956], Madagascar K000383659
Caddick, L.R. [307], Madagascar K000383666
Wilkin, P. [956], Madagascar K000383660
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 112], Madagascar K001171791
Wilkin, P. [955], Madagascar K000383656
Wilkin, P. [959], Madagascar K000383658
Schatz, G.E. [4065], Madagascar K000523810
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 111], Madagascar K001171790
Baron, R. [810], Madagascar K000383646
Wilkin, P. [962], Madagascar K000383665
Bosser, J. [18935], Madagascar K000383653
Baron, R. [4125], Madagascar K000383650
Scott-Elliot, G.F. [1831], Madagascar K000383647
Tosh, T. [JT291], Madagascar K001171792
Hladik, A. [6783], Madagascar K000523543
Wilkin, P. [963], Madagascar K000383657
Flores, T.C. [92], Madagascar K000383662
Wilkin, P. [1620], Madagascar K001171794
Andriamahay, M. [1697], Madagascar K001148393
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 001], Madagascar K001171789
Decary, R. [17339], Madagascar K000383652
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14116], Madagascar K001148394
Phillipson, P.B. [3860], Madagascar K000383661
Baron, R. [4280], Madagascar K000383649
Wilkin, P. [957], Madagascar K000383663
Viguier, R. [1458], Madagascar K000383648
Ralimanana, H. [RLI 856 A], Madagascar K001171793
Humbert, H. [28064], Madagascar K000383654
Wilkin, P. [955], Madagascar K000383655
Ralimanana, H. [RLI 1141], Madagascar K000312425
Schatz, G.E. [4065], Madagascar K000523811

First published in J. Bot. 20: 270 (1882)

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.
  • Wilkin, P. & Randriamboavonjy, T. (2012). Nomenclatural changes in yams of Madagascar (Dioscorea: Dioscoreaceae) Kew Bulletin 67: 63-67.

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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