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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Venezuela to Peru and Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Peru, Venezuela

Dioscorea laxiflora Mart. ex Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 2015 Kollmann, L. [6819], Brazil K001171734
Apr 1, 2015 Kollmann, L. [2792], Brazil K001171708
Apr 1, 2015 Kollmann, L. [2175], Brazil K001171707
Mori, S. [10464], Brazil K001171672
Dusén, P.K.H. [8079], Brazil K001149964
Lima, H.C. de [2982], Brazil K001149970
Marquete, N. [632], Brazil K001149959
Miers, J. [3927], Brazil K001149960
Gardner [1423] K001149967
Gardner [1423], Brazil K001149962
Miers, J. [3583], Brazil K001149961
Marquete, R. [4129], Brazil K001149958
Pereira, E. [682], Brazil K001149968
Brade, A.C. [1608], Brazil K001149969
Gardner [5641], Brazil K001149965
Gardner [s.n.], Brazil K001149966
Glaziou, A. [18576a], Brazil K001149963
Oct 1, 1994 Glaziou, A.F.M. [12241], Brazil Dioscorea laxiflora var. cissifolia K000099120 holotype

First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(1): 32 (1842)

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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

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