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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea hombuka H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2007 Antilahimena [4869], Madagascar K001171807
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [11616], Madagascar K000098959 syntype
Decary [2577], Madagascar K000098960 syntype
Caddick, L.R. [330], Madagascar K000383693
Caddick, L.R. [329], Madagascar K000383692
Humbert, H. [19899], Madagascar K000383696
Caddick, L.R. [329], Madagascar K000383691
Humbert, H. [19899], Madagascar K000383695
Humbert, H. [19899], Madagascar K000383700
Andriamahay, M. [863], Madagascar K001148407
Caddick, L.R. [320], Madagascar K000383694
Sauther, M. [13], Madagascar K001148408
Humbert, H. [19899], Madagascar K000383698
Humbert, H. [19889] K000383697
Humbert, H. [19899], Madagascar K000383701
Humbert, H. [19889], Madagascar K000383699

First published in Mém. Soc. Linn. Normandie, Bot. 1(1): 31 (1928)

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.

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