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

Native to:

Madagascar

Dioscorea sambiranensis R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2012 Ramandimbinanana, S.D. et al. [SDR 139], Madagascar K000524306
Jan 1, 2011 Nusbaumer, L. et al. [LN 2467], Madagascar K000524307
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [15684], Madagascar K000098957
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [15684], Madagascar K000098958
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [15684], Madagascar K000383833 Unknown type material
Wohlhauser, S. [60043], Madagascar K000383837
Wohlhauser, S. [60140], Madagascar K000383838
Wohlhauser, S. [60140], Madagascar K000383835
Rakotomalaza, P.J. [153], Madagascar K001171836
Wohlhauser, S. [60043], Madagascar K000383836

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 353 (1924)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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