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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea proteiformis H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Geay, F. [7266], Madagascar K000098520 Unknown type material
Andriananatenaina, W. [AWP 79], Madagascar K001171829
Rabenantoandro, J. [1139], Madagascar K000523562
Andriananatenaina, W. [AWP 79], Madagascar K001171830
McPherson, G.D. [14203], Madagascar K000523593
McPherson, G.D. [18407], Madagascar K000523560
Messmer, N. [4], Madagascar K000523592
De Block [1851], Madagascar K001171828
Rabenantoandro, J. [1139], Madagascar K000523561

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 12: 199 (1946)

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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0