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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Dioscorea sylvatica

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drège [4499a], South Africa K000098913 Unknown type material
Mogg, A.O.D. [30679], South Africa K000728075
Mogg, A.O.D. [35849], South Africa K000728089
Wilson, A.P. [45], South Africa K000728092
Wilson [45] K000728093
Wilson, A.P. [50], South Africa K000728097
Wilson, A.P. [22], South Africa K000728101
Sanderson, N.A. [s.n.], South Africa K000728117
Hitchins, P. [93], South Africa K000728121
s.coll [1329] K000728125
Killick, D.J.B. [1277], South Africa K000728130
Devenish, N.J. [546], South Africa K000728132
Codd, L.E.W. [7660], South Africa K000728133
Burchell, W.J. [4519], South Africa K000728167
Herb Burchell, W.J. [4855], South Africa K000728168
Wilson, A.P. [136], Swaziland K000728193
Rudall, P. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728198
Loveridge, J.P. [1671], Zimbabwe K001148315
Wilson, A.P. [257], Zimbabwe K001148323
Davidson, L. [32020], South Africa K001148751
Pole Evans, I.B. [s.n.], South Africa K001148754
Bredenkamp, G.J. [484], South Africa K001148755
Pole Evans, I.B. [4858], South Africa K001148760
Wilson, A.P. [16], South Africa K000728113
Ward, C.J. [3199], South Africa K000728126
Wild, H. [5286], Zimbabwe K001148313
Fanshawe, D.B. [F1983], Zambia K001148302
Ward, C.J. [4924], South Africa K000728139
Wilson, A.P. [8], South Africa K000728138
Archibald, E.E.A. [7598], South Africa K000728175
Norlindh, N.T. [4555], Zimbabwe K001148316
Strey, R.G. [8202], South Africa K000728150
Wild, H. [3931], Zimbabwe K001148307
Wilson, A.P. [48], South Africa K000728087
Compton, R.H. [25943], Swaziland K000728194
Robinson, E.A. [2528], Zambia K001148297
Wilson, A.P. [265], Zimbabwe K001148320
s.coll [4], South Africa K000728038
Coetzer, L.A. [140], South Africa K000728098
Archibald, E. [7528], South Africa K000728160
Teague, A.J. [537], Zimbabwe K001148319
Chase [21043] K000728142
Fanshawe, D.B. [F1972], Zambia K001148304
s.coll [5855], Zimbabwe K001148314
Compton, R.H. [29438], Swaziland K000728191
Wilson, A.P. [79], South Africa K000728088
Wilson, A.P. [152], South Africa K000728109
Wilson, A.P. [81], South Africa K000728094
Tropical Nursery [34], United Kingdom K000728199
s.coll [420], South Africa K000728119
Best, E.B. [1272], Zimbabwe K001148318
Jacobsen, N.H.G. [275], Zimbabwe K001148306
s.coll [780], South Africa K000728118
Archibald, E. [7527], South Africa K000728161
Devenish, N.J. [1293], South Africa K001148749
s.coll [6529], South Africa K000728196
Wilson, A.P. [240], South Africa K000728104
Gilliland, H.B. [K1452], Zimbabwe K001148317
Wilson, A.P. [153], South Africa K000728134
Kettlitz, W. [s.n.], South Africa K000728074
Kornas, J. [838], Zambia K001148291
Wilson, A.P. [182], South Africa K000728107
Angus, A. [3459], Zambia K001148298
Fanshawe, D.B. [F4133], Zambia K001148294
Mutimushi, J.M. [527], Zambia K001148295
Wilson, A.P. [21], South Africa K000728095
Angus, A. [3459], Zambia K001148299
Pole Evans, I.B. [s.n], South Africa K001148322
s.coll [s.n.] K000728170
Wilson, A.P. [2], South Africa K000728145
Wilson, A.P. [4], South Africa K000728152
Wood, J.M. [13149], South Africa K000728116
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4856], South Africa K001148745
Drège [8561], South Africa K000728173
s.coll [s.n.] K001150846
Wilson, A.P. [8], South Africa K000728137
Balsinhas, A.A. [3080], South Africa K000728155
Miller, O.B. [3937], Zimbabwe K001148311
Pole Evans, I.B. [4857], South Africa K001148761
s.coll [6782], South Africa K000728143
Pole Evans, I.B. [4848], South Africa K001148748
Wilson, A.P. [24], South Africa K000728111
Wood, J.M. [13149], South Africa K000728114
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728085
Wilson, A.P. [13], South Africa K000728136
Mabatha, F.W. [2555], South Africa K000728156
White, F. [1916], Zambia K001148290
Luwiika, B. [589], Zambia K001148300
Wilson, A.P. [243], South Africa K000728106
Mogg, A.O.D. [31717], Mozambique K001148292
Wilson, A.P. [26], South Africa K000728103
Pole Evans, I.B. [4841], South Africa K001148759
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4845], South Africa K001148744
Wilson, A.P. [13], South Africa K000728135
s.coll [1552], South Africa K000728159
Tinley, K.L. [539], South Africa K000728141
Archibald, E. [7533], South Africa K000728162
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5903], Zambia K001148289
Drege [4499.b], South Africa K000728120
Wells [62], South Africa K000728131
Wilson, A.P. [75], South Africa K000728081
Wilson, A.P. [67], South Africa K001148753
Pole Evans, I.B. [4859], South Africa K001148756
Wilson, A.P. [259], Zimbabwe K001148325
Codd, L.E.W. [8341], South Africa K000728078
Moll, E.J. [3641], South Africa K000728151
Glass, J. [22D], South Africa K001150847
Martin, J.D. [399/32], Zambia K001148303
Saunders [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728171
Wilson, A.P. [188], South Africa K000728128
s.coll [s.n.] K000728179
Cooper, T. [3243], South Africa K000728129
Archibald, E.E.A. [7560], South Africa K000728182
Chase, N.C. [3684], Zimbabwe K001148310
Wilson, A.P. [69], South Africa K001148752
Cooper, T. [1186], South Africa K000728122
Lloyd [s.n.], South Africa K000728158
Wilson, A.P. [261], Zimbabwe K001148321
Wilson, A.P. [10], South Africa K000728112
Wilson, A.P. [240], South Africa K000728105
Strey, R.G. [4966], South Africa K000728123
Strey, R.G. [8329], South Africa K000728124
Archibald, E.E.A. [7588], South Africa K000728174
Garside, S. [4900], South Africa K000728172
Angus, A. [1809], Zambia K001148293
Reynolds, G.W. [5891], South Africa K000728060
Dyer, R.A. [954], South Africa K000728181
Kuntze, C.E.O. [s.n.] K000728164
Wilson, A.P. [21], South Africa K000728096
Wilson, A.P. [27], South Africa K000728102
Wilson, A.P. [194], South Africa K000728127
Robinson, E.A. [2528], Zambia K001148296
Dyer, R.A. [1720], South Africa K000728189
Robinson, E.A. [2529], Zambia K001148301
Winter, B. de [8463], South Africa K000728149
Marloth [5097] K000728180
Meeuse, A.D.J. [9974], South Africa K000728077
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728083
Mogg, A.O.D. [12534], South Africa K000728082
Archibald, E. [7531], South Africa K000728163
Wilson, A.P. [2], South Africa K000728146
Wilson, A.P. [182], South Africa K000728108
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728178
s.coll [7248], South Africa K000728176
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4844], South Africa K001148747
Codd, L.E.W. [2319], South Africa K000728090
Burrows, J.E. [11028], South Africa K000728157
Rudall, P. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728197
Wilson, A.P. [152], South Africa K000728110
Wilson, A.P. [206], Zimbabwe K001148312
Tinley, K.L. [539], South Africa K000728140
Wilson, A.P. [3], South Africa K000728148
Wilson, A.P. [136], Swaziland K000728192
Schultz, R. [43], South Africa K000728086
Gerrard, W.T. [508], South Africa K000728166
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728084
Wilson, A.P. [1], South Africa K000728154
Zeyher [892], South Africa K000728169
Wilson, A.P. [22], South Africa K000728100
Wood, J.M. [11924], South Africa K000728115
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4855], South Africa K001148746
Chase, N.C. [7939], Zimbabwe K001148305
Coetzer, L.A. [138], South Africa K000728099
Repton, J.E. [5355], South Africa K000728076
Archibald, E.E.A. [7556] K000728177
Wilson, A.P. [77], South Africa K000728080
Long, F.R. [921], South Africa K000728190
Fries, T.C.E. [941], South Africa K000728165
Moll [684], South Africa K000728144
Wilson, A.P. [257], Zimbabwe K001148324
Wilson, A.P. [80], South Africa K000728079
Wilson, A.P. [3], South Africa K000728147
s.coll [6529], South Africa K000728195
Goldsmith, B. [32/59], Zimbabwe K001148308
s.coll [s.n.], Zimbabwe K001148309
Wilson, A.P. [[14]], South Africa K000728153
Wilson, A.P. [241], South Africa K001148750
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098969 holotype
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098970 holotype
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098971 holotype

First published in S. African Quart. J. 1: 363 (1830)

Accepted by

  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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