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

Native to:

Malaya

Dioscorea kingii R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dr King's collector [1748], Malaysia K000098256 isotype
Burkill, I.H. [2616], Malaysia K001143326
Burkill, I.H. [4490], Malaysia K001143331
Haniff, M. [5191], Malaysia K001143340
Burkill, I.H. [2035], Singapore K001143337
Burkill, I.H. [4972], Malaysia K001143335
Burkill, I.H. [1173], Malaysia K001143334
Burkill, I.H. [6834], Malaysia K001143328
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2638] K001143338
Burkill, I.H. [1464], Malaysia K001143322
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2038], Malaysia K001143333
Burkill, I.H. [1488], Malaysia K001143327
Burkill, I.H. [6834], Malaysia K001143329
Burkill, I.H. [1538], Malaysia K001143324
Holttum, R.E. [10876], Malaysia K001143339
Best, G.A. [7703], Malaysia K001143336
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [11872], Malaysia K001143330
Holttum, R.E. [14875], Malaysia K001143343
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2426], Malaysia K001143323
Holttum, R.E. [14840], Malaysia K001143342
Burkill, I.H. [2616], Malaysia K001143325
Holttum, R.E. [20077], Malaysia K001143341
Burkill, I.H. [1169], Malaysia K001143332

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 289 (1924)

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.

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