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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.
Dioscorea pentaphylla

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Cook Is., Cuba, Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Niue, Samoa, Society Is., Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Wallis-Futuna Is.

Dioscorea pentaphylla L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2000 Utteridge, T.M.A. [337], New Guinea 70643.000
Jul 1, 2000 Utteridge, T.M.A. [337], New Guinea 70651.000
Burkill, I.H. [198], Philippines K000098336
Burkill, I.H. [198], Philippines K000098337
Ledermann, C.L. [6905], New Guinea K000098364 isotype
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104742
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], Nepal K001104743
Lau, S.K. [27798], China K001141716
McClure, F.A. [CCC 7960], China K001141717
Rahman, M.A. [2231], Bangladesh K001142413
s.coll [22823], Maldives K001142415
Mooney, H.F. [1030], India K001142421
Balakrishnan, V. [2316], India K001142435
Balakrishnan, V. [3380] K001142437
Cramer, L.H. [5041], Sri Lanka K001142443
s.coll [455], India K001142446
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3079], Sri Lanka K001142464
Henderson, M.R. [19388], Malaysia K001143113
Burkill, I.H. [2198], Malaysia K001143120
Kerr, A.F.G. [1383], Thailand K001143832
Kerr, A.F.G. [1383A], Thailand K001143833
Kerr, A.F.G. [2251], Thailand K001143835
S.P. [40], Thailand K001143841
Wilkin, P. [907], Thailand K001143854
Wilkin, P. [909], Thailand K001143869
Wilkin, P. [1014], Thailand K001143874
Wilkin, P. [1079], Thailand K001143882
Wilkin, P. [1088], Thailand K001143885
Jensen, H. [165], Indonesia K001144308
Lugas, L. [624], Malaysia K001144322
Lugas, L. [869], Malaysia K001144324
Christensen, H. [498], Malaysia K001144326
Merrill, E.D. [458], Philippines K001144770
Ramos, M. [41253], Philippines K001144771
Bdh [308], Indonesia K001144990
Womersley, J.S. [19061], Papua New Guinea K001144991
Christophersen, E. [3399], Samoa K001145252
Seemann, B.C. [630], Fiji K001145255
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5098], Myanmar K001104751
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5098], Myanmar K001104749
Whistler, A. [8472], French Polynesia K001145270
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104744
Widjaja, E.A. [2504], Indonesia K001144300
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [507], Sri Lanka K001142457
Wilkin, P. [889], Thailand K001143851
Kerr, A.F.G. [11917], Thailand K001143836
Adams, C.D. [15083], Maldives K001142499
Kerr, A.F.G. [2251A], Thailand K001143831
Wilkin, P. [1079], Thailand K001143883
s.coll [750], India K001142420
Wilkin, P. [917], Thailand K001143862
Burkill, I.H. [486], Singapore K001143129
Wilkin, P. [888], Thailand K001143855
Jones, B.L. [30], Malaysia K001144325
Wester, P.J. [22479], Philippines K001144772
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [73], Indonesia K001144305
Wilkin, P. [930], Thailand K001143857
Wilkin, P. [T972], Thailand K001143871
Mooney, F. [1897], India K001142509
Balansa, M. [3081], New Caledonia K001145256
Kerr, A.F.G. [11917], Thailand K001143837
Wilkin, P. [1042], Thailand K001143879
Put, N. [1418], Thailand K001143829
Buwalda [5039], Indonesia K001144309
Jensen, H. [96], Indonesia K001144310
Belcher, R.O. [556], Myanmar K001142505
Larsen, K. [32288], Thailand K001143844
Larsen, K. [8639], Thailand K001143838
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3818-B], Sri Lanka K001142493
Larsen, K. [34484], Thailand K001143842
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5098], Myanmar K001104748
s.coll [9619] K001143124
Iboet [289], Indonesia K001144307
Clemens, M.S. [10026], Malaysia K001144319
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3275], Sri Lanka K001142463
Wilkin, P. [899], Thailand K001143848
Wilkin, P. [911], Thailand K001143866
Mueller-Dombois, D. [69010707], Sri Lanka K001142439
Edaño, G. [46196], Philippines K001144774
Vogel, E.F. de [5749], Indonesia K001144297
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [509], Sri Lanka K001142459
Wilkin, P. [1025], Thailand K001143878
Yuncker, T.G. [9771], Niue K001145259
Saldanha, C.J. [14111], India K001142449
Clemens, J. [26333] K001144318
Matthew, K.M. [17032], India K001142434
Kerr [2701], Thailand K001143830
Koorders, S.H. [27353B], Indonesia K001144301
Kerr, A.F.G. [11917], Thailand K001143828
Balansa, B. [4327], Vietnam K001143840
Matthew, K.M. [47439], India K001142432
s.coll [232], India K001142447
Ridley, H.N. [10511], Malaysia K001143133
Merrill, E.D. [10886], China K001141714
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Singapore K001143125
Wilkin, P. [917], Thailand K001143863
Rahman, M.A. [1598], Bangladesh K001142409
Carr, C.E. [16290], Papua New Guinea K001145025
s.coll [A1707], Malaysia K001144317
Lace, J.H. [5461], Myanmar K001142501
Wilkin, P. [907], Thailand K001143853
Wilkin, P. [930], Thailand K001143858
McKee, H.S. [5853], Myanmar K001142508
Sangkhachand, B. [1136], Thailand K001143847
s.coll [389] K001142419
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3687], Sri Lanka K001142462
Cooray, R.G. [70013101], Sri Lanka K001142441
St John, H. [14847] K001145260
B.G. [s.n.], Ireland K001150829
Smith, A.C. [7109], Fiji K001145253
Sedgwick, L.J. [6699] K001142444
Wilkin, P. [929], Thailand K001143850
Herb. Roxb. [s.n.] K001142406
Ridley, H.N. [2685], Malaysia K001143116
Larsen, K. [32288], Thailand K001143843
Croft, J.R. [41410], Papua New Guinea K001144994
Dickason, F.G. [6683], Myanmar K001142504
Wilkin, P. [1025], Thailand K001143877
Koorders, S.H. [23249B], Indonesia K001144303
Suddee, S. [885], Thailand K001143861
Wilkin, P. [888], Thailand K001143856
Wilkin, P. [898], Thailand K001143859
Wilkin, P. [931], Thailand K001143860
Wilkin, P. [910], Thailand K001143865
Cheeseman, T.F. [686], Cook Is. K001145263
Utteridge, T.M.A. [337], Indonesia K000260694
St John, H. [14847] K001145262
Degener, O. [5562], USA K001145261
Barnes, E. [1059], India K001142453
Schäfer, P.A. [5388], French Polynesia K001145269
Teruya, Z. [156], Japan K001141713
Matthew, K.M. [47356], India K001142431
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3793], Sri Lanka K001142498
Mooney, H.F. [1083], India K001142422
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3762], Sri Lanka K001142461
Wilkin, P. [T968], Thailand K001143870
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104745
Bon, H.F. [6062], Vietnam K001141718
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Nepal K001142414
s.coll [1603], Bangladesh K001142410
Wilkin, P. [909], Thailand K001143868
Barnes, E. [1060], India K001142452
Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Malaysia K001143115
St John, H. [23376], USA K001145268
Baleson, G. [134], Papua New Guinea K001143123
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142417
King's collector [4190], Malaysia K001143112
Saw, L.G. [36379], Malaysia K001143144
Cramer, L.H. [5041], Sri Lanka K001142456
Lace, J.H. [4376], Myanmar K001142506
King's collector [569], Bangladesh K001142407
Lace, J.H. [5976], Myanmar K001142500
Burkill, I.H. [35573], Singapore K001150827
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [3397], Malaysia K001143111
Mueller-Dombois, D. [69010706], Sri Lanka K001142440
Dickason, F.G. [6683], Myanmar K001142507
Taylor, P.M. [P-615], Indonesia K001144299
s.coll [s.n.] K001143126
Herb. Haines, H.H. [5126] K001142416
Wilkin, P. [1047], Thailand K001143880
Chase [21045], Thailand K001143886
Wester, P.J. [22479], Philippines K001144773
Sedgwick, L.J. [6518] K001142445
Rahman, M.A. [2944], Bangladesh K001142411
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104746
Mooney, H.F. [1084], India K001142424
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3818-A], Sri Lanka K001142495
Burkill, I.H. [200], Singapore K001143131
Johns, R.J. [7846], Indonesia K001144995
Wilkin, P. [889], Thailand K001143852
Wongprasert, T. [26], Thailand K001143845
Burkill, I.H. [1650], Malaysia K001143110
Abraham, A. [3129], India K001142433
Wilkin, P. [1021], Thailand K001143876
Bloembergen, S. [3818], Indonesia K001144306
Taylor, P.M. [P-615], Indonesia K001144298
King's collector [568], Bangladesh K001142408
Barnes, E. [1001], India K001142450
Balansa, B. [303], Vietnam K001143839
Wilkin, P. [1087], Thailand K001143884
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3765], Sri Lanka K001142496
Qoro, I. [14721], Fiji K001145254
s.coll [5120], French Polynesia K001145267
Utteridge, T.M.A. [337], Indonesia K000260695
Haniff, M. [7538], Malaysia K001143122
St John, H. [17352], French Polynesia K001145266
Henry, A. [12346], China K001141715
Edaño, G. [46196], Philippines K001144775
Fosberg, F.R. [57070], Sri Lanka K001142460
Wilkin, P. [929], Thailand K001143849
Duanch, J. [101], Malaysia K001144320
Kerr, A.F.G. [2701], Thailand K001143827
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2815], Malaysia K001143118
s.coll [s.n.], India K001150828
Barnes, E. [1058], India K001142454
Madani, L. [111263], Malaysia K001144327
Balakrishnan, N. [427], Sri Lanka K001142442
Mooney, H.F. [1083], India K001142423
Evrard, F. [50], Vietnam K001143834
Powell, J. [44], Samoa K001145258
Bhargawa, N. [BSI(A&NC.) 6354], India K001142502
Burkill, I.H. [2198], Malaysia K001143121
Wilkin, P. [1054], Thailand K001143881
Reynoso [7540], Philippines K001144776
Frodin, D.G. [2142], Papua New Guinea K001144992
Matthew, K.M. [43149], India K001142430
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [11926], Malaysia K001143114
Herb Maingay, A.C. [1703], Malaysia K001143132
Henty, E.E. [49213], Papua New Guinea K001144993
Burkill, I.H. [35602], Singapore K001143127
Wirawan, N. [29], Indonesia K001144304
s.coll [389] K001142418
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104747
Wilkin, P. [910], Thailand K001143864
Grant, M.L. [4479], French Polynesia K001145265
Wilkin, P. [T973], Thailand K001143872
Rahman, M.A. [2231], Bangladesh K001142412
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3579], Sri Lanka K001142465
Burkill, I.H. [2200], Malaysia K001143117
Lugas, L. [2967], Malaysia K001144323
Cramer, L.H. [5041], Sri Lanka K001142455
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3797], Sri Lanka K001142497
Burkill, I.H. [2200], Malaysia K001143119
Wilkin, P. [T973], Thailand K001143873
Wilkin, P. [1014], Thailand K001143875
Reynoso [7540], Philippines K001144777
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [507], Sri Lanka K001142458
Huk, A. [11], Myanmar K001142503
Sangkhachand, B. [1136], Thailand K001143846
Burkill, I.H. [486], Singapore K001143130
s.coll [5563], India K001142405
Bedi [233], India K001142448
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3777], Sri Lanka K001142491
Burkill, I.H. [35573], Singapore K001150826
s.coll [s.n.], Singapore K001143128
Wilkin, P. [911], Thailand K001143867
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5098], India K001104833
Backer [13146], Indonesia K001144302
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3764], Sri Lanka K001142492
Narayanaswami, M.A. [158], India K001142451
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [4335], Sri Lanka K001142494
Waterhouse, J.H.L. [781], Papua New Guinea K001145257
Joseph [102211], Malaysia K001144321
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5098], Myanmar K001104752
Cheeseman, T.F. [686], Cook Is. K001145264
Burkill, I.H. [434] Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K000098365 Unknown type material
Jensen, H. [165] Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001144999
Burkill, I.H. [434], Singapore Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001144996
Burkill, I.H. [434], Singapore Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001145000
s.coll [308], Indonesia Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001144997
Burkill, I.H. [434], Singapore Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001145030
Carr, C.E. [12044], Papua New Guinea Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001144998
Burkill, I.H. [2238], Singapore Dioscorea pentaphylla var. papuana K001145026
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5102] Dioscorea triphylla K001104769
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5102] Dioscorea triphylla K001104770
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5102], India Dioscorea triphylla K001104767
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5102] Dioscorea triphylla K001104765
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5102], Nepal Dioscorea triphylla K001104771
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 5102], India Dioscorea triphylla K001104772
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5102], India Dioscorea triphylla K001104766
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5102] Dioscorea triphylla K001104768
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5103], Nepal Dioscorea spinosa K001104780
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5103], Bangladesh Dioscorea spinosa K001104775
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5103], India Dioscorea spinosa K001104776
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5103], Bangladesh Dioscorea spinosa K001104773
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5103], Nepal Dioscorea spinosa K001104781
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5103] Dioscorea spinosa K001104782
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5103], Myanmar Dioscorea spinosa K001104777
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5103], India Dioscorea spinosa K001104774
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5103], Myanmar Dioscorea spinosa K001104779
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5103], Myanmar Dioscorea spinosa K001104778

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1032 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Bhattacharya, R.P., Pal, D.C. & Pati, B.R. (2014). A sytematic census of monocot climbers of Bihar anf Jharkhand states Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 317-324.
  • 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.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • 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.
  • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
  • Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Christopherson, E. (1935). Flowering Plants of Samoa Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 128: 1-221.
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