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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nansei-shoto (Amami Islands).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Nansei-shoto

Dioscorea zentaroana Koidz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1933 Tashiro, Z. [s.n.], Japan K000098111 syntype
Tawada [PI 226710 [?]] K001141389

First published in Pl. Nov. Amami-Ohsima: 14 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

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