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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 hexagona Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 9, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1029], Madagascar K000751457
Feb 9, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1028], Madagascar K000751456
Jan 3, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1001-bis], Madagascar K000751732
Jan 3, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1001], Madagascar K000751710
Mar 1, 2010 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 871], Madagascar K000953431
Baron, R. [140], Madagascar K000098655 Unknown type material
Baron, R. [2085], Madagascar K000098656
Baron, R. [1835], Madagascar K000098657
Baron, R. [95], Madagascar K000098658 Unknown type material
Wilkin, P. [961], Madagascar K000383671
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 007], Madagascar K001171803
Labat, J.-.N. [2365], Madagascar K000383674
Wilkin, P. [960], Madagascar K000383669
Wilkin, P. [1608], Madagascar K001171800
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3876], Madagascar K000383679
Messmer, N. [801], Madagascar K000383667
Wilkin, P. [1611], Madagascar K001171798
Croat, T.B. [29834], Madagascar K000383677
Wilkin, P. [961], Madagascar K000383672
Ranarivelo, T. [RTI 467], Madagascar K001171797
Baron, R. [3308], Madagascar K000383678
Wilkin, P. [960], Madagascar K000383668
Wilkin, P. [1612], Madagascar K001171802
Couch, C. [597], Madagascar K001148360
Ramampiandra, N. [RN 003], Madagascar K001171804
Ross, C. [1], Madagascar K000383676
Couch, C. [597], Madagascar K001148361
Porter, P. [4815], Madagascar K001171806
Andriamahay, M. [841], Madagascar K000728357
Du Puy, D.J. [2365], Madagascar K000383675
Wilkin, P. [1621], Madagascar K001171799
Wilkin, P. [961], Madagascar K000383670
Wilkin, P. [1607], Madagascar K001171801
Wilkin, P. [961], Madagascar K000383673

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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