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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan) to N. Thailand.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China South-Central, Thailand

Dioscorea nitens Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 17, 2012 Kerr, A.F.G. [6279], Thailand K000098264 holotype
Jan 17, 2012 Kerr, A.F.G. [6279], Thailand K000098265 holotype
Henry, A. [12338], Yunnan K000098128
Henry, A. [12338], Yunnan K000098129 Unknown type material
Henry, A. [12338], Yunnan K000098130 Unknown type material
Garrett, H.B.G. [786], Thailand K001143661
Henry, A. [10287], China K001141591
Henry, A. [12338], Yunnan K000846349
Garrett, H.B.G. [781], Thailand K001143662
s.coll [907a], China K000568669
Garrett, H.B.G. [781], Thailand K001143660
Garrett, H.B.G. [786], Thailand K001143663
Garrett, H.B.G. [781], Thailand K001143664

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 18 (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.
  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2011). Dioscorea pseudonitens Prain & Burkill (Dioscoreaceae) is conspecific with Dioscorea nitens Prain & Burkill Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 39: 140-147.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2011). Dioscorea pseudonitens Prain & Burkill (Dioscoreaceae) is conspecific with Dioscorea nitens Prain & Burkill Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 39: 140-147.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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