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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea pteropoda Boivin ex H.Perrier appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 3, 2014 Guittou, R. [109], Madagascar K001171831
Nov 30, 2001 Bernier [265], Madagascar K000099031 isosyntype
Humbert, H. [19163], Madagascar K000383827
Humbert, H. [19163], Madagascar K000383828
Bardot-Vaucoulon, M. [1384 bis], Madagascar K000523564
Bardot-Vaucoulon, M. [1384 bis], Madagascar K001148398
Humbert, H. [32878], Madagascar K000383830
Gautier, L. [LG 4539], Madagascar K000523563
De Block, P. [1104], Madagascar K000383831
Andriamahay, M. [2000], Madagascar K000728366
Humbert, H. [19038], Madagascar K000383829

First published in Mém. Soc. Linn. Normandie, Bot. 1(1): 17 (1928)

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., Hladik, A. Jeannoda, V. & Weber, O. (2009). The threatened edible yams of the Dioscorea sambiranensis R.Knuth species complex (Dioscoreaceae): e new species and subspecies Adansonia, III, 31: 249-266.

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