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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. China to Kuril Islands and Taiwan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Korea, Kuril Is., Taiwan

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nansei-shoto, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Vermont, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia

Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll [s.n.], Vanuatu K001150832
s.coll [s.n.] K001150833
Potanin, G.N. [sn], China Dioscorea potaninii K000098149 Unknown type material
Wilson, E.H. [2922], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141749
Wang, F.T. [22242], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141748
Schindler, A.K. [143], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141747
Swinhoe, R. [33], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K000098133 holotype
Henry, A. [1922], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141745
Henry, A. [1922], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141746
s.coll [583] Dioscorea doryphora K001141741
Henry, A. [1672], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141744
Henry, A. [878], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141743

First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 7: 158 (1837)

Accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • 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.
  • Zhengyi, W. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2000). Flora of China 24: 1-431. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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