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

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Dioscorea retusa Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burke [266], South Africa K000098884 syntype
Zeyher [1846], South Africa K001148653
Devenish, N.J. [3826], South Africa K001148661
s.coll [s.n.], South Africa K001148675
Kolbe, R. [1537] K001148655
Mogg, A.O.D. [16414], South Africa K001148664
Scheepers, J.C. [830], South Africa K001148667
Phillipson, P.B. [5417], South Africa K001148658
Rogers, F.A. [18105], South Africa K001148674
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148673
Cooper, T. [907], South Africa K001148656
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148666
Scheepers, J.C. [882], South Africa K001148668
Phillipson, P.B. [1192], South Africa K001148657
Mogg, A.O.D. [16414], South Africa K001148663
Bos, J.J. [1083], South Africa K001148670
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148654
Phillipson, P.B. [5417], South Africa K001148659
s.coll [s.n.], South Africa K001148677
Hodge, W.H. [A-139], South Africa K001148662
McDonald, D.J. [191], South Africa K001148660
Bos, J.J. [1060], South Africa K001148671
Leendertz, R. [699], South Africa K001148665
Schijff, H.P. van der [4502], South Africa K001148669
s.coll [s.n.], South Africa K001148676
Codd, L.E.W. [8180], South Africa K001148672
Tyson [1646], South Africa Dioscorea tysonii K000098885 Unknown type material
Rehmann, Dr.A. [7042], South Africa Dioscorea microcuspis K000098886 Unknown type material

First published in Gard. Chron. 1870: 1149 (1870)

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.

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