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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. India, Sri Lanka, SE. Bangladesh.
Dioscorea spicata

Native to:

Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

Dioscorea spicata B.Heyne ex Roth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1983 Thwaites, G.H.K. [2871], Sri Lanka K000098203 lectotype
Oates, J.F. [38], India K001142635
Hooper, D. [38644], India K001142637
Walker [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142639
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [4441], Sri Lanka K001142642
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5579], Sri Lanka K001142652
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3230], Sri Lanka K001142656
Waas, S. [2051], Sri Lanka K001142663
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5533], Sri Lanka K001142651
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5407], Sri Lanka K001142645
Walker [1812 [?]], Sri Lanka K001142640
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3712], Sri Lanka K001142657
Waas, S. [971], Sri Lanka K001142662
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3184], Sri Lanka K001142654
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3712], Sri Lanka K001142658
Alston, A.H.G. [1423] K001142661
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3126], Sri Lanka K001142647
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3103], Sri Lanka K001142648
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3026], Sri Lanka K001142643
Walker [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142638
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3116], Sri Lanka K001142659
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3878], Sri Lanka K001142644
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5580], Sri Lanka K001142653
Wirawan, N. [622], Sri Lanka K001142641
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3125], Sri Lanka K001142660
Thwaites [CP2203], Sri Lanka K001142633
s.coll [124], Sri Lanka K001142634
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5409], Sri Lanka K001142650
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5312], Sri Lanka K001142655
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [28314], Sri Lanka K001142664
Meebold, A.K. [13256], India K001142636
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5409], Sri Lanka K001142649
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [5366], Sri Lanka K001142646

First published in Nov. Pl. Sp.: 371 (1821)

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.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Viswanathan, M.B. & Manikandan, U. (2008). Rediscovery of Syzygium courtallense (Gamble) Alston (Myrtaceae) and Dioscorea spicata Roth (Dioscoreaceae) from the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in India Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 50: 157-160.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Viswanathan, M.B. & Manikandan, U. (2008). Rediscovery of Syzygium courtallense (Gamble) Alston (Myrtaceae) and Dioscorea spicata Roth (Dioscoreaceae) from the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in India Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 50: 157-160.

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