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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea nako H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Poisson, H. [399], Madagascar K000383680
Groeninckx, I. [302], Madagascar K000062155
Perrier de la Bâthie, H. [19058], Madagascar K000383682
Caddick, L.R. [331], Madagascar K000383690
Caddick, L.R. [331], Madagascar K000383689
Decary, R. [2656], Madagascar K000383681
Andrianoelina, L. [247], Madagascar K001148392
Decary, R. [18676], Madagascar K000383686
Phillipson, P. [1703], Madagascar K000383685
Geay, M.F. [3355], Madagascar K000383684
Davis, A.P. [1167], Madagascar K000383687
Caddick, L.R. [331], Madagascar K000383688
Perrier de la Bâthie, H. [11614], Madagascar K000383683

First published in Mém. Soc. Linn. Normandie, Bot. 1(1): 30 (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
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0