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

Native to:

Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Dioscorea schimperiana Hochst. ex Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [13403], Cameroon K000580374
Jan 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [13415], Cameroon K000580311
Jan 1, 2004 Biye, E. [82], Cameroon K000746165
Jan 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [10740], Cameroon K000746171
Jan 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [10741], Cameroon K000746166
Apr 1, 1997 Buchanan [112] K000098512 syntype
Jan 1, 1995 Schimper [s.n.] K000098413
Nov 24, 1972 Dawe, M.J. [908], Uganda K000098440 Unknown type material
Nov 24, 1972 Dawe, M.J. [908], Uganda K000098441 Unknown type material
Peal, J. [3], Uganda 17075.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9128], Tanzania 17212.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [9171], Tanzania 17213.000
Peal, J. [29], Uganda 22123.000
Peal, J. [4], Uganda 23569.000
Wiltshire, F.M. [61], Kenya 23570.000
Wilkin, P. [767], Malawi 58318.000
Wilkin, P. [767], Malawi 59138.000
Schimper [1642] K000098410 isotype
Schimper [s.n.] K000098411
Schimper [s.n.] K000098412
Schimper [s.n.] K000098414 Unknown type material
s.coll [248], Nigeria K001145598
Lawlor, D.W. [261], Nigeria K001145599
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [10255], Cameroon K001146373
Troupin, G. [972], Congo, DRC K001146385
Germain, R.G.A. [5911], Congo, DRC K001146390
Herb Malaisse, F. [6395], Congo, DRC K001146393
Raynal, R. [20660], Burundi K001146399
Westphal, E. [2638], Ethiopia K001146600
Mooney, H.F. [8999], Ethiopia K001146617
Friis, I. [7069], Ethiopia K001146619
s.coll [234], Uganda K001147167
Peal, J. [29], Uganda K001147174
s.coll [462], Uganda K001147180
Dümmer, R.A. [2819], Uganda K001147189
Dümmer, R.A. [863], Uganda K001147190
Jack, C. [274], Kenya K001147194
s.coll [453], Kenya K001147196
Wiltshire, F.M. [61], Kenya K001147199
Wiltshire, F.M. [61], Kenya K001147200
Tweedie, E.M. [2845], Uganda K001147202
Irwin, P.H. [236], Kenya K001147206
Paulo, S. [529], Kenya K001147211
Tanner, R. [5740], Tanzania K001147222
Kisena [813], Tanzania K001147225
Verdcourt, B. [2817], Tanzania K001147237
Schlieben, H.J. [2152], Tanzania K001147239
Polhill, R.M. [1826], Tanzania K001147245
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9128], Tanzania K001147256
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9129], Tanzania K001147259
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9129], Tanzania K001147262
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001147263
Brummitt, R.K. [9035], Malawi K001148039
Salubeni, A.J. [989], Malawi K001148040
Cholocholo, A. [34], Malawi K001148041
Cholocholo, A. [34], Malawi K001148042
Phillips, E. [3594], Malawi K001148043
Angus, A. [2620], Zambia K001148087
Trapnell, C.G. [1391], Zambia K001148089
Fanshawe, D.B. [1266], Zambia K001148101
Trapnell, C.G. [1391], Zambia K001148109
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [214], Zimbabwe K001148116
Wilkin, P. [725], Zimbabwe K001148124
Wilkin, P. [935], Zimbabwe K001148127
Dowset-Lemaire, F. [625], Malawi K001148151
Clements, J.B. [802], Malawi K001148154
Pawek [4494], Malawi K001148057
s.coll [680], Uganda K001147177
Kisena [813], Tanzania K001147224
Liben, L. [395], Congo, DRC K001146388
Wilde, J.J.F.E. de [284], Ethiopia K001146611
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3919], Zambia K001148070
Myers, J.G. [9502], Sudan K001146596
Pawek, J. [10884], Malawi K001148047
Lawlor, D.W. [261], Nigeria K001145600
Sharpe, A. [114] K001148049
Meyer, F.G. [7751], Ethiopia K001146607
Lebrun [3388], Congo, DRC K001146382
Wilkin, P. [763], Malawi K001148062
Wilkin, P. [717], Zimbabwe K001148122
Cruse, A.W. [165], Zambia K001148081
Herb. Eyles [6785], Zimbabwe K001148113
West, O. [6190], Zimbabwe K001148120
Peal, J. [219], Uganda K001147178
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3921], Zambia K001148073
Richards, H.M. [8013], Zambia K001148078
Phipps, J.B. [1235], Zimbabwe K001148112
Dümmer, R.A. [1052], Uganda K001147191
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3673], Zambia K001148072
Peal, J. [4], Uganda K001147186
Tweedie, E.M. [3051], Kenya K001147203
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [7211], Ethiopia K001146615
Peal, J. [3], Uganda K001147183
Pawek, J. [9429], Malawi K001148048
Wilkin, P. [763], Malawi K001148064
Maitland, T.D. [1229], Uganda K001147181
Richards, H.M. [19542], Zambia K001148086
Irwin, P.H. [185], Kenya K001147208
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3921], Zambia K001148074
Eyles, F. [6785], Zimbabwe K001148115
Félix, J. [4041], Cameroon K001146375
Richards, H.M. [4267], Zambia K001148091
Pawek [3359], Malawi K001148149
Wilkin, P. [763], Malawi K001148063
Robyns [2094], Congo, DRC K001146383
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [39191], Zambia K001148068
Wilkin, P. [757], Zimbabwe K001148126
Greenway, P.J. [8529], Kenya K001147219
Richards, H.M. [1163], Zambia K001148098
Meller, C.J. [s.n.] K001148055
Trapnell, C.G. [1391], Zambia K001148090
Polhill, R.M. [1826A], Tanzania K001147244
Richards, H.M. [10775], Zambia K001148094
Fanshawe, D.B. [5598], Zambia K001148106
Stolz, A.F. [1576], Tanzania K001147250
s.coll [148], Mozambique K001148142
Stolz, A.F. [1872], Tanzania K001147243
Chase, N.C. [201], Zambia K001148110
Liben, L. [395], Congo, DRC K001146379
Fanshawe, D.B. [728], Zambia K001148077
Fanshawe, D.B. [2934], Zambia K001148105
Kerfoot, O. [2210], Kenya K001147215
Letouzey, R. [14380], Cameroon K001146377
Reekmans, M. [7501], Burundi K001146400
Robson, N.K.B. [1508], Malawi K001148147
Peal, J. [219], Uganda K001147179
Gilbert, M.G. [2515], Ethiopia K001146599
Thompson, S.A. [5980], Malawi K001148152
Perdue, R.E. [9339], Kenya K001147218
Meyer, F.G. [7751], Ethiopia K001146608
Banda, E.A.K. [2558], Malawi K001148060
Meyer, F.G. [7788], Ethiopia K001146604
Perdue, R.E. [9506], Kenya K001147216
Schmitz, A. [201] K001146389
Fanshawe, D.B. [1898], Zambia K001148080
Jeke, R.C. [78], Malawi K001148051
Santo, E. [1547], Guinea K001145597
Napier, E.R. [1999], Kenya K001147192
Plowes, D.C.H. [2103], Zimbabwe K001148114
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3673], Zambia K001148067
s.coll [2525], Congo, DRC K001146384
Herb Lewalle, J. [1333], Burundi K001146401
Jansen, P.C.M. [2218], Ethiopia K001146598
Faulkner, H.G. [219], Malawi K001148046
Buchanan, J. [778], Malawi K001148145
Williams, G.R. [577], Kenya K001147209
Stolz, A.F. [1961], Tanzania K001147242
Fanshawe, D.B. [2771], Zambia K001148103
Richards, H.M. [15298], Zambia K001148100
Blackmore, S. [639], Malawi K001148150
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3919], Zambia K001148069
Stolz, A.F. [1576], Tanzania K001147251
Friis, I. [167], Sudan K001146597
Purseglove, J.W. [1578], Uganda K001147171
Breteler, F.J. [540], Cameroon K001146374
Fanshawe, D.B. [2934], Zambia K001148095
Bullock, A.A. [2511], Tanzania K001147231
Peal, J. [3], Uganda K001147184
Buchanan [266] K001148144
Gilliland, H.B. [K1537], Zimbabwe K001148118
Streel, M. [221], Congo, DRC K001146392
Faulkner, H.G. [219], Malawi K001148058
Westphal, E. [2638], Ethiopia K001146601
Chapama, H.T. [743], Malawi K001148065
Mutimushi, J.M. [2258], Zambia K001148107
Wilkin, P. [763], Malawi K000899954
Faulkner, H.G. [219], Malawi K001148045
Germain, R.G.A. [5912], Congo, DRC K001146387
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9129], Tanzania K001147260
Bally, P.R.O. [7926], Kenya K001147213
Friis, I. [183], Ethiopia K001146603
Hawthorne, W. [1075], Tanzania K001147238
Hooper, S.S. [348], Zambia K001148104
Friis, I. [5417], Ethiopia K001146614
Thomas, A.S. [3610] K001147168
Thulin, M. [4089], Ethiopia K001146612
Jack, C. [304], Kenya K001147195
Fanshawe, D.B. [2771], Zambia K001148102
Peal, J. [3], Uganda K001147182
Sanane, M. [1055], Zambia K001148097
Herb Lewalle, J. [1333], Burundi K001146402
Bullock, A.A. [2511], Tanzania K001147232
Tweedie, E.M. [1839], Uganda K001147210
Richards, H.M. [12447], Zambia K001148092
Brunt, M. [83], Cameroon K001146378
Jefford, T.G. [265], Tanzania K001147233
Pirozynski, K.A. [319], Tanzania K001147230
Gillett, J.B. [14575], Ethiopia K001146605
Reekmans, M. [9796], Burundi K001146405
Maitland, T.D. [s.n.], Uganda K001147185
Mahinda, S. [150], Tanzania K001147227
Irwin, P.H. [236], Kenya K001147207
Bally, P.R.O. [7926], Kenya K001147212
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9129], Tanzania K001147258
Bally, P.R.O. [16489], Tanzania K001147252
Tanner, R. [5740], Tanzania K001147221
Jefford, T.G. [2294], Tanzania K001147226
Breteler, F.J. [541], Cameroon K001146372
Reekmans, M. [9236], Burundi K001146404
Tweedie, E.M. [3067], Kenya K001147204
Herb Lewalle, J. [3746], Burundi K001146403
Kerfoot, O. [2172], Kenya K001147214
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148139
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9129], Tanzania K001147261
Pawek [1912], Malawi K001148056
Jeke, R.C. [153], Malawi K001148050
Mutimushi, J.M. [1792], Zambia K001148085
Newbould, J. [s.n.], Tanzania K001147234
Wilkin, P. [936], Zimbabwe K001148128
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], USA K001148143
s.coll [2313] K001147169
Chase, N.C. [8537], Zimbabwe K001148111
Friis, I. [7899], Ethiopia K001146620
Rogers, C.G. [749], Kenya K001147197
Richards, H.M. [8013], Zambia K001148079
Macaulay [1148], Zambia K001148083
Peal, J. [4], Uganda K001147187
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9171], Tanzania K001147254
Hazel, C. [324], Uganda K001147170
Rensburg, H.J. van [2883], Zambia K001148099
Stolz, A.F. [684], Tanzania K001147241
Synnott, T.J. [1082], Uganda K001147173
Paulo, S. [270], Tanzania K001147248
Rogers, C.G. [749], Kenya K001147198
Stolz, A.F. [1576] K001147249
Puff, C. [820807-3/4], Ethiopia K001146613
Perdue, R.E. [9339], Kenya K001147217
Kirk [s.n.], Malawi K001148054
Letouzey, R. [5913], Cameroon K001146376
Friis, I. [7899], Ethiopia K001146621
Phillips, E. [3781], Malawi K001148044
Richards, H.M. [18760], Zambia K001148076
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9171], Tanzania K001147253
Jackson, J.K. [3821], Sudan K001146594
Peal, J. [29], Uganda K001147175
Quarré [2355], Congo, DRC K001146380
Caddick, L. [WINP762] K001148066
s.coll [680] K001147176
Chase [21044], Malawi K001148053
Irwin, P.H. [236], Kenya K001147205
Paulo, S. [270], Tanzania K001147247
Siegenthaler [1480], Ethiopia K001146618
Pirozynski, K.A. [584], Tanzania K001147229
Troupin, G. [972], Congo, DRC K001146386
Troupin, G. [1693], Congo, DRC K001146394
Beals, E. [320], Ethiopia K001146616
Richards, H.M. [17627], Zambia K001148093
Troupin, G. [972], Congo, DRC K001146391
Pawek, J. [12640], Malawi K001148059
Ash, J. [607], Ethiopia K001146609
Magogo [240], Tanzania K001147220
Tanner, R. [5583B], Tanzania K001147223
Macaulay [1148], Zambia K001148084
Andrews, F.W. [1853], Sudan K001146593
Fyffe, R. [100], Uganda K001147172
Chapman, J.D. [7175], Malawi K001148061
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148140
Fanshawe, D.B. [8189], Zambia K001148075
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [214], Zimbabwe K001148117
Runyinya, B. [896], Rwanda K001146397
Gereau, R.E. [3948], Tanzania K001147246
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9128], Tanzania K001147257
Jackson, J.K. [2090], Sudan K001146595
s.coll [9], Uganda K001147166
Faulkner, H.G. [555/48 [?]], United Kingdom K001148141
Quarré [3832], Congo, DRC K001146381
s.coll [2437], Congo K001146396
Kahurananga, J. [2792], Tanzania K001147236
Friis, I. [6968], Ethiopia K001146610
Meyer, F.G. [7835], Ethiopia K001146606
Reekmans, M. [5564], Burundi K001146398
Lawton, R.M. [2304], Zambia K001148088
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3673], Zambia K001148071
Hack, R.B. [11/50], Zimbabwe K001148119
Wilkin, P. [726], Zimbabwe K001148125
Buchanan, J. [6971], Malawi K001148146
Mahinda, S. [150], Tanzania K001147228
Richards, H.M. [16074], Tanzania K001147235
Tweedie, E.M. [2847], Uganda K001147201
Pawek, J. [12007B], Malawi K001148052
Cruse, A.W. [165], Zambia K001148108
Robson, N.K.B. [1508] K001148148
Ash, J. [991], Ethiopia K001146602
Sanane, M. [1055], Zambia K001148096
Pawek, J. [5107], Malawi K001148153
Napier, E.R. [1999], Kenya K001147193
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9128], Tanzania K001147255
Schlieben, H.J. [1876], Tanzania K001147240
Maitland, T.D. [908] K001147188
Dehn, G. [589], Zimbabwe K001148121
Wilkin, P. [717], Zimbabwe K001148123
Troupin, G. [1259], Congo, DRC K001146395
Macaulay [1148], Zambia K001148082

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 339 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Zonneveld, B.J.M. (2009). The systematic value of nuclear genome size for "all" species of Tulipa L. (Liliaceae) Plant Systematics and Evolution 281: 217-245.

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