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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

Dioscorea rupicola Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 16, 2013 Ecklon [21.12?], South Africa K000098907 Unknown type material
s.coll [7557], South Africa K001148701
Schlechter, F.R.R. [6443] K001148704
Wilson, A.P. [159], South Africa K001148706
Moll, E.J. [1400], South Africa K001148713
s.coll [7551], South Africa K001148730
s.coll [165], South Africa K001148735
s.coll [164], South Africa K001148738
s.coll [168], South Africa K001148739
Acocks, J.P.H. [11019], South Africa K001148699
s.coll [1425], South Africa K001148733
Wilson, A.P. [159], South Africa K001148710
Hilliard, O.M. [9932], South Africa K001148727
Pole Evans, I.B. [4847], South Africa K001148708
s.coll [7558], South Africa K001148731
Rudatis, A.G.H. [1269], South Africa K001148734
Pole Evans, I.B. [4852], South Africa K001148722
Wilson, A.P. [163], South Africa K001148728
Werdermann, E. [1395], South Africa K001148719
Hilliard, O.M. [9091], South Africa K001148724
Wilson, A.P. [156], South Africa K001148716
Galpin, E.E. [11744], South Africa K001148720
s.coll [7560], South Africa K001148700
Schlechter, F.R.R. [6443] K001148703
Roux, D.H. [s.n.], South Africa K001148714
Hilliard, O.M. [11828], South Africa K001148725
Killick, D.J.B. [1812], South Africa K001148726
Wilson, A.P. [159], South Africa K001148707
Wilson, A.P. [156], South Africa K001148715
Wilson, A.P. [159], South Africa K001148705
Tyson, W. [468], South Africa K001148702
Strey, R.G. [6284], South Africa K001148712
Strey, R.G. [7052], South Africa K001148711
s.coll [166], South Africa K001148736
Hilliard [5758], South Africa K001148723
s.coll [167], South Africa K001148737
s.coll [636], South Africa K001148709
Wilson, A.P. [156], South Africa K001148717
Johnson, J.M. [1273], South Africa K001148732
s.coll [7552], South Africa K001148729
Wood, J.M. [1167], South Africa K001148721
Strey, R.G. [9370], South Africa K001148718

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 378 (1850)

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 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