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

Native to:

Malaya, Sulawesi, Sumatera

Dioscorea prainiana R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Maingay, A.C. [s.n.], Malaysia K000098239 syntype
Maingay, A.C. [3087], Malaysia K000098240 syntype
Maingay, A.C. [s.n.], Malaysia K000098241 syntype
Burkill, I.H. [6308], Malaysia K001143221
Sigin [108033], Malaysia K001144420
Mansus [122292], Malaysia K001144421
Burkill, I.H. [16789], Malaysia K001143223
King's collector [3858], Malaysia K001143222
Abas, N.A. [86029], Malaysia K001144422
Ambri [AA1736], Indonesia K001144424
Lassan, P. [101850], Malaysia K001144423
Krispinus, F. [113834], Malaysia K001144425
Fidilis, K. [127921], Malaysia K001144426
King's collector [6568], Malaysia K001143224

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 286 (1924)

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
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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/
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