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

Native to:

Chile Central

Dioscorea obtusifolia Hook. & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 1994 Beechey [s.n.], Chile K000099290 holotype
Chile K000099291
Philippi, R.A. [G15], Chile K001150667
Alert, H.M.S. [s.n.], Chile K001150670
Acosta, M. [INIA-BB630], Chile K001150741
Harvey, W.H. [s.n.], Chile K001150669
s.coll [s.n.], Chile K001150668
Worth, C.R. [16112], Chile K001150666
[Cuming] [685], Chile K000632558

First published in Bot. Beechey Voy.: 48 (1830)

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