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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to S. Central China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya

Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1983 Gamble, J.S. [4921], Himachal Pradesh K000098164 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 Gamble, J.S. [4921], Himachal Pradesh K000098165 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 Edgeworth, M.P. [83], Himachal Pradesh K000098166 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 DeSilva [9032], Bangladesh K000098167 holotype
Forrest, G. [25134], China K001141668
Strachey, R. [5], India K001142330
s.coll [Kew 20042], India K001142338
Hua, P. [8309a], China K001141662
Henry, A. [9495D], China K001141664
Forrest, G. [11327], China K001141666
Henry, A. [10253], China K001141663
Chu, K.L. [3687], China K001141672
Gamble, J.S. [27416], India K001142344
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142343
s.coll [22653], India K001142335
s.coll [22652], India K001142342
Drummond, J.R. [1947], India K001142340
Forrest, G. [14823], China K001141670
Drummond, J.R. [1460], India K001142336
Gammie, G.A. [18303], India K001142339
Clarke, C.B. [31537A] K001142333
s.coll [s.n.] K001142341
Collett, H. [819] K001142332
s.coll [s.n.] K001142331
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K001142334
Vu Xuan Phuong [HNK485], Vietnam K001143792
Cavalerie, J. [7602], China K001141671
Forrest, G. [11373], China K001141667
s.coll [s.n.] K001142329
Vu Xuan Phuong [HNK485], Vietnam K001143791
s.coll [3318] K001141669
Herb. Wallich [s.n.] K001142337
Henry, A. [10253], China K001141665

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 452 (1908)

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.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.

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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