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This species is accepted, and its native range is Thailand to Sumatera.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

Dioscorea orbiculata Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2010 Pooma, R. [5413], Thailand K000524254
Curtis, C. [910], Peninsular Malaysia K000098258 syntype
Phillips, D. [sn], Peninsular Malaysia K000098259 syntype
s.coll. [sn], Malaysia K000098316
Burkill, I.H. [6316], Malaysia K001143458
Henderson, M.R. [19374], Malaysia K001143465
Lai, S.T. [S.72498], Malaysia K001144658
Yates, H.S. [2277], Indonesia K001144655
Henderson, M.R. [19374], Malaysia K001143467
Gardette, E. [EG2292], Malaysia K001143470
King's collector [514], Malaysia K001143457
Rahmat Si Toroes [2241], Indonesia K001144657
Wray, L. [1255] K001143459
Burkill, I.H. [3197], Malaysia K001143469
Burkill, I.H. [4486], Malaysia K001143468
Holttum, R.E. [20828], Malaysia K001143464
Kadir, A. [21499], Malaysia K001143455
King's collector [5068], Malaysia K001143456
Burkill, I.H. [16077], Malaysia K001143462
Ampuria, J. [32619], Malaysia K001144656
Burkill, I.H. [16076], Malaysia K001143463
Haniff, M. [2408], Malaysia K001143454
Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Malaysia K001143466
Lai, S.T. [S.72498], Malaysia K001144659

First published in Fl. Brit. India 6: 292 (1892)

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. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

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