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

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Dioscorea multiloba Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2013 Drège [4496], South Africa K000098900 isolectotype
Jan 1, 2013 Drège [4497], Eastern Cape Province K000098903 isotype
Jan 1, 2013 Rudatis, A.G.H. [1609], KwaZulu-Natal K000815875 isotype
Wood, J.M. [329], South Africa K000098901
Drège [4496], South Africa K000098902 lectotype
Drège [4497], Eastern Cape Province K000098904 isotype
s.coll [329], South Africa K001148692
Compton, R.H. [26691], Swaziland K001148694
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4862], South Africa K001148690
Pole Evans, I.B. [4861], South Africa K001148696
Cooper, T. [3244], South Africa K001148680
Ward, C.J. [2073], South Africa K001148693
Compton, R.H. [27492], Swaziland K001148688
Vahrmeijer, J. [540], South Africa K001148683
Ward, C.J. [3076], South Africa K001148685
Gerrard, W.T. [772], South Africa K001148689
s.coll [442], South Africa K001148695
Vahrmeijer, J. [482], South Africa K001148682
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4846], South Africa K001148684
s.coll [825], South Africa K001148691
Gerrard, W.T. [1920], South Africa K001148681
s.coll [s.n.] K001148687
Cooper, T. [3246], South Africa K001148678
Pole Evans, I.B. [4854], South Africa K001148679
s.coll [892], South Africa K001148686
Jan 1, 2012 Rudatis, A.G.H. [1609], KwaZulu-Natal Dioscorea natalensis K000815874 isotype

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 376 (1850)

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