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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea ovinala Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 3, 2012 Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 1019], Madagascar K000751728
Jan 1, 2012 De Block et al. [2223], Madagascar K000524400
Jan 1, 2011 Razakamalala, R. [6027], Madagascar K000608322
Jul 24, 2008 Ralimanana, H. [RLI 971], Madagascar K001171825
Jul 24, 2008 Ralimanana, H. [RLI 979], Madagascar K001171820
Jan 22, 2008 Ranirison, P. [713], Madagascar K000062158
Mar 1, 2003 Ramampiandra, N. [RN 047], Madagascar K001171823
Mar 1, 2003 Ramampiandra, N. [RN 033], Madagascar K001171826
Jan 1, 2003 Hladik, A. [6788], Madagascar K000523576
Jan 1, 2003 Hladik, A. [6788], Madagascar K000523577
Jan 1, 1990 Labat, J.N. [2111], Madagascar K000383707
Jan 1, 1977 Bosser, J. [19222], Madagascar K000383708
Baron, R. [52], Madagascar K000098962 Unknown type material
Baillon, D. [s.n.], Madagascar K000383703
Schieben, H.J. [8237], Madagascar K000383706
Wilkin, P. [969], Madagascar K000383709
Caddick, L.R. [323], Madagascar K000383711
Wilkin, P. [1115], Madagascar K000383713
Wilkin, P. [1120], Madagascar K000383715
Wilkin, P. [1109], Madagascar K000383724
Wilkin, P. [1603], Madagascar K001171822
Wilkin, P. [1108], Madagascar K000383730
Wilkin, P. [1115], Madagascar K000383714
Wilkin, P. [1617], Madagascar K001171821
Rajaonah, M.T. [MT 027], Madagascar K001171824
Caddick, L.R. [322], Madagascar K000383721
Wilkin, P. [1114], Madagascar K000383729
Wilkin, P. [1120], Madagascar K000383716
Wilkin, P. [1114], Madagascar K000383728
Perrier de la Bâthie, H. [1028], Madagascar K000383702
Wilkin, P. [1135], Madagascar K000383720
Caddick, L.R. [322], Madagascar K000383722
Caddick, L.R. [323], Madagascar K000383712
Perrier de la Bâthie, H. [6197], Madagascar K000383705
Wilkin, P. [1142], Madagascar K000383717
Smith, P. [1812], Madagascar K000523578
Wilkin, P. [1109], Madagascar K000383727
Wilkin, P. [1604], Madagascar K001171827
Wilkin, P. [1109], Madagascar K000383725
Rajaonah, M.T. [MT 317], Madagascar K001148409
Caddick, L.R. [322], Madagascar K000383723
Wilkin, P. [1142], Madagascar K000383718
Wilkin, P. [1108], Madagascar K000383731
Wilkin, P. [1109], Madagascar K000383726
Perrier de la Bâthie, H. [6197], Madagascar K000383704
Wilkin, P. [1135], Madagascar K000383719
Wilkin, P. [968], Madagascar K000383710

First published in J. Bot. 20: 269 (1882)

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.

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