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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Central Brazil and NE. Argentina. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 90 - 1000 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Morphology General Habit
Creeper.
Ecology
Alt. 90 - 1000 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru

Dioscorea amaranthoides C.Presl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2013 Anderson, W.R. [10454], Goiás K001171642
Jul 1, 2013 Anderson, W.R. [10453], Goiás K001171643
Jan 1, 2010 Prance, G.T. [14358], Amazonas K001171675
Jan 1, 2010 Prance, G.T. [5995], Rondônia K001171669
Killeen, T.J. [6637], Bolivia K001150507
André, É.F. [s.n.], Ecuador K001150511
Wood, J.R.I. [12383], Bolivia K001150502
Killeen, T.J. [6637], Bolivia K001150506
Wood, J.R.I. [12383], Bolivia K001150503
Harley, R.M. [21783], Brazil K001149973
Klug, G. [4332], Peru K001150504
André, É.F. [s.n.], Ecuador K001150509
André, É.F. [s.n.] K001150510
Klug, G. [3099], Peru K001150505
s.coll [H890/58] K001150768
Wood, J.R.I. [26112], Bolivia K001150501
Jan 1, 1994 Ule, E. [9173], Brazil Dioscorea amaranthoides var. paniculata K000099124 paratype
Ule, E. [9172], Brazil Dioscorea amaranthoides var. paniculata K000099123 Unknown type material
s.coll [H3231] Dioscorea multicolor var. melanoleuca K001149983
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom Dioscorea multicolor var. melanoleuca K001149982
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom Dioscorea multicolor var. melanoleuca K001149981
s.coll [H3231] Dioscorea multicolor var. melanoleuca K001149984

First published in Reliq. Haenk. 1: 134 (1827)

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.

Not accepted by

  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. [Cited as Dioscorea decorticans.]

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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