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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

Dioscorea spiculiflora Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 22, 2005 Friedrichsthal [s.n.], Guatemala K000400055 holotype
Linden, J. [236], Mexico K000098997 holotype
Poiteau [s.n.] K000099317 Unknown type material
Gaumer, G.F. [925], Mexico K001148963
Gaumer, G.F. [974], Mexico K001148965
Herb Rovirosa, J.N. [282], Mexico K001148967
Bampton, S.S. [11], Belize K001148977
Estrada, A. [200], Costa Rica K001148983
Bampton, S.S. [s.n.], Belize K001148971
Rico, L. [1184], Mexico K001148986
Matuda, E. [17061], Mexico K001148987
Gaumer, G.F. [926], Mexico K001148979
Bampton, S.S. [16], Belize K001148973
Estrada, A. [200], Costa Rica K001148982
Hammel, B.E. [20302], Costa Rica K001148984
Gaumer, G.F. [974], Mexico K001148966
Gaumer, G.F. [794], Mexico K001148964
Bampton, S.S. [4], Belize K001148978
Bampton, S.S. [16], Belize K001148976
Bampton, S.S. [16], Belize K001148974
Cascante, A. [869], Costa Rica K001148981
Bampton, S.S. [15], Belize K001148972
Lankester, C.H. [K133], Costa Rica K001148980
Bampton, S.S. [16], Belize K001148975
Hammel, B.E. [20302], Costa Rica K001148985
Penneys, D. [392], Costa Rica K001148969
Aguilar, R. [3030], Costa Rica K001148968

First published in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 361 (1884)

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.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0