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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Myanmar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar

Dioscorea lepcharum Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1983 Ribu [4], India K000098211 lectotype
Dec 1, 1983 Gage, A.J. [34214], India K000098212 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 Ribu [sn], India K000098213 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 Gage, A.J. [34207], India K001067070 lectotype
Burkill, I.H. [22828], Myanmar K000098214 lectotype
Burkill, I.H. [22822], Myanmar K000098215 paratype

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 36 (1914)

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 Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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