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This species is accepted, and its native range is Andaman Islands to Papuasia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Doubtfully present in:

Queensland

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Jawa, Maluku, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Fiji, Marquesas, Society Is., Wallis-Futuna Is.

Dioscorea nummularia Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2000 Johns, R.J. [10504], Indonesia 62388.000
Jan 1, 1971 Seemann, B.C. [628], Fiji K000098370 lectotype
Jan 1, 1971 Graeffe, E.O. [s.n.], Fiji K000098371 syntype
Elmer, A.D.E. [5638], Philippines K000098355 holotype
Whitford, H.N. [656], Philippines K000098356
Conklin, H.C. [153031], Philippines K000809701
Gaerlan, F.J.M. [9854], Philippines K000809707
Leeuwen, van [11365], Indonesia K000809708
Hartley, T.G. [10168], Papua New Guinea K000809719
Gideon, O.G. [20308], Papua New Guinea K000809723
Christiansen, M.S. [33], Solomon Is. K000809732
Clemens, J. [30091], Malaysia K001144466
Taylor, P.M. [378], Indonesia K001144473
Loher, A. [s.n.], Philippines K001144876
Elmer, A.D.E. [11924], Philippines K001144878
Merrill, E.D. [17951], Philippines K001144881
Ramos, M. [45249], Philippines K001144894
Ledermann [6674], Papua New Guinea K001144972
Meijer Drees [442], Indonesia K001145009
Brass, L.J. [7477], Papua New Guinea K001145015
Takeuchi, W. [12677], Papua New Guinea K001145022
Bradtke, W. [65] K001145023
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [793-B], Papua New Guinea K001145305
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [3878-B], Papua New Guinea K001145306
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [104], Papua New Guinea K001145302
Wenzel, C.A. [3136], Philippines K001144888
Brass, L.J. [7569], Papua New Guinea K001145014
Burley, J.S. [839], Indonesia K000809691
Vogel, E.F. de [5188], Indonesia K000809694
Merrill, E.D. [11596], Philippines K001144880
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [104], Papua New Guinea K001145303
Clemens, J. [21108], Malaysia K001144468
Wenzel, C.A. [3135], Philippines K001144887
Barbon [2291], Philippines K000809703
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [467], Papua New Guinea K001145307
Takeuchi, W. [11768], Papua New Guinea K001145020
Idjan [337], Indonesia K001144471
Buwalda [5666], Indonesia K001144472
Ledermann [8698], Papua New Guinea K001144971
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [137], Papua New Guinea K001145304
Afriastini, J.J. [1580], Indonesia K000809683
Krispinus, F. [113969], Malaysia K000809686
Ramos, M. [46696], Philippines K000809699
Djamhari [462], Indonesia K001145010
Laman, T.G. [TL350], Indonesia K000809681
Kerenga, K. [77329], Papua New Guinea K001145024
Widjaja, E.A. [625], Indonesia K000809692
Christiansen, M.S. [3240], Solomon Is. K000809730
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [137], Papua New Guinea K001145301
Ramos, M. [23711], Philippines K001144893
Meyer Drees [169], Indonesia K001144967
Ramos, M. [45729], Philippines K001144877
Floyd, A.G. [6473], Papua New Guinea K000809717
Takeuchi, W. [14346], Papua New Guinea K000809722
Takeuchi, W. [14346], Papua New Guinea K000809721
Gjellerup, K. [90], Indonesia K001145005
Lam, H.J. [2544], Indonesia K000809697
Ramos, M. [10920], Philippines K001144892
Whistler, A. [9483], French Polynesia K001145315
Robinson, C.B. [9068], Philippines K001144891
Takeuchi, W. [5931], Papua New Guinea K000809712
Schodde, R. [4053], Papua New Guinea K000809727
Kajewski, S.F. [250], Vanuatu K001145308
Koroiveibau, D. [11285], Fiji K000809736
Barrau, J. [s.n.], Micronesia K001145318
Cuadra, A. [A1116 [?]], Malaysia K000809688
Ledermann [7960], Papua New Guinea K001144963
McDonald, E.C. [4540], Indonesia K000809685
Mauriasi, R. [8427], Solomon Is. K000809729
Koroiveibau, D. [11284], Fiji K000809735
Clemens, J. [40500], Malaysia K001144465
McKee, H.S. [24257], Vanuatu K001145309
Idjan [337], Indonesia K001144470
Saw, L.G. [146111], Malaysia K001144475
Merrill, E.D. [15301], Philippines K001144882
Whitmore, T.C. [2466], Solomon Is. K000809731
Carr, C.E. [11900], Papua New Guinea K001145011
Takeuchi, W. [12677], Papua New Guinea K001145021
Versteeg, G.M. [1204], Indonesia K001145003
Craven, L. [117], Papua New Guinea K000809734
Elmer, A.D.E. [14232], Philippines K000809698
Takeuchi, W. [18906], Papua New Guinea K000809724
Meyer Drees [442] K001144965
Robinson, C.B. [374] K001144464
Rant, A. [564], Indonesia K001144469
Versteeg, G.M. [1619], Indonesia K001145004
Royen, P. van [6695], Indonesia K001145008
Frake, C.O. [38114], Philippines K001144890
Frodin [3476], Papua New Guinea K000809714
Johns, R.J. [9824], Indonesia K000260691
Brass, L.J. [7477], Papua New Guinea K001145013
Riedel, L. [s.n.], Indonesia K001144463
Saw, L.G. [146111], Malaysia K001144474
Vogel, E.F. de [6068], Indonesia K000809693
Leeuwen, van [9158], Indonesia K001144968
Ledermann [6674], Papua New Guinea K001144970
Hunt, P.F. [2612], Solomon Is. K000809728
Runikera, P. [13119], Solomon Is. K000809733
Ramos, M. [45729], Philippines K001144884
Ramos, M. [46696], Philippines K000809700
Ledermann [8698], Papua New Guinea K001144969
Barrau, J. [s.n.], Papua New Guinea K001145017
Royen, P. van [6199], Indonesia K001145007
Kostermans [356], Indonesia K001144973
Frodin [2748], Papua New Guinea K000809716
Clemens, J. [28056], Malaysia K000809690
Johns, R.J. [10504], Indonesia K001144974
s.coll [A3224 [?]], Malaysia K000809689
Takeuchi, W. [18906], Papua New Guinea K000809725
Coode, M.J.E. [29783] K000809709
Chew, W.L. [CWL1321], Malaysia K000809680
Frodin [2748], Papua New Guinea K000809715
Schodde, R. [2709], Papua New Guinea K001145012
Laman, T.G. [TL350], Indonesia K000809682
Afriastini, J.J. [1580], Indonesia K000809684
Ramos, M. [45249], Philippines K000809702
Takeuchi, W. [5931], Papua New Guinea K000809713
Stone, B.C.M. [3771], Philippines K000809705
Croft, J.R. [68563], Papua New Guinea K000809720
Edaño, G.E. [78565], Philippines K001144886
Millar, A.N. [18773], Papua New Guinea K000809718
Reynoso [1323], Philippines K000809704
Barrau, J. [s.n.], Micronesia K001145317
Sands, M.J.S. [6213], Indonesia K000809710
Johns, R.J. [10504], Indonesia K001144975
Takeuchi, W. [5931], Papua New Guinea K000809711
Ledermann [13446], Micronesia K001145316
Rahmat Si Toroes [5601], Indonesia K001144462
Conklin, H.C. [79594], Philippines K001144885
Kessler, P.J.A. [PK3110], Indonesia K000809695
Kanehira [14225], Indonesia K001145002
Johns, R.J. [9824], Indonesia K001145018
Merrill, E.D. [14410], Philippines K001144883
Janowsky [436], Indonesia K001144964
Lam [761], Indonesia K001144966
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [104], Papua New Guinea K000809726
Gibbs, L.S. [[4294]], Malaysia K001144467
Takeuchi, W. [11768], Papua New Guinea K001145019
Stone, B.C.M. [3771], Philippines K000809706
Robinson, C.B. [6971], Philippines K001144879
Kessler, P.J.A. [PK3110], Indonesia K000809696
Ramos, M. [41602], Philippines K001144889
Schlechter, F.R.R. [16258], Papua New Guinea K001145016
Krispinus, F. [121747], Malaysia K000809687
Djamhari [344], Indonesia K001145006
Smith, A.C. [7001], Fiji Dioscorea seemannii K001145314
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom Dioscorea seemannii K001145310
Smith, A.C. [7355], Fiji Dioscorea seemannii K001145313
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Fiji Dioscorea seemannii K001145312
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom Dioscorea seemannii K001145311

First published in Encycl. 3: 231 (1789)

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.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagner, W.L. (2019). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 1: 1-411. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.

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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