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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Himalaya to Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

Dioscorea prazeri Prain & Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1983 Hooker, J.D. [7], India K000098150 paratype
Dec 1, 1983 Clarke, C.B. [41018], Assam K000098151 isotype
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142087
Gamble, J.S. [9799], India K001142090
s.coll [s.n.], India K001142098
Herb Gamble, J.S. [322] K001142101
Smitinand, T. [1303], Thailand K001143519
Wilkin, P. [1075], Thailand K001143527
Wilkin, P. [1074], Thailand K001143528
Herb Griffith [5555], India K001142091
Burkill, I.H. [22665], Myanmar K001142104 lectotype
s.coll [351-12], United Kingdom K001142086
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142109
Kerr, A.F.G. [9144], Thailand K001143524
Kerr, A.F.G. [19870], Thailand K001143514
s.coll [s.n.] K001142108
Kerr, A.F.G. [19873], Thailand K001143516
Kerr, A.F.G. [9158], Thailand K001143523
Put [1031], Thailand K001143525
s.coll [307], India K001142093
s.coll [375b], India K001142102
s.coll [s.n.] K001142107
Herb Griffith [5538], India K001142100
Haniff, M. [4029], Thailand K001143521
s.coll [367], India K001142106
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142088
s.coll [307], India K001142092
Cowan, J.M. [s.n.], India K001142084
s.coll [67], Nepal K001142099
Calder, C.C. [s.n.], India K001142096
Wilkin, P. [1074], Thailand K001143529
Kerr, A.F.G. [19660], Thailand K001143518
Wilkin, P. [1074], Thailand K001143530
Wilkin, P. [1074], Thailand K001143531
Burkill, I.H. [36601 [?]], India K001142105
s.coll [22493] K001142103
Gamble, J.S. [1368A], India K001142095
Gamble, J.S. [1368A], India K001142111
Haniff, M. [3599], Thailand K001143511
Gammill, J.A. [s.n.], India K001142094
Gamble, J.S. [322A], India K001142083
Kerr, A.F.G. [19872], Thailand K001143520
Calder, C.C. [s.n.], India K001142097
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142085
Gamble, J.S. [9764], India K001142112
Kerr, A. [s.n.], Thailand K001143513
Put [1880], Thailand K001143515
Herb Lack, J.H. [4102], Myanmar K001142110
Put [3085], Thailand K001143512
Henderson, M.R. [22884], Malaysia K001143045
Haniff, M. [4029], Thailand K001143522
Charoenphol, C. [3546], Thailand K001143517
Beusekom, C.F. van [3406], Thailand K001143526

First published in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 73(Suppl.): 2 (1904)

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.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Wilkin, P., Thapyai, C. & Chayamarit, K. (2007). Lectotypification of Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae) names from Thailand Kew Bulletin 62: 251-258.

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