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

Native to:

Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Paraguay

Dioscorea ovata Vell. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 2015 Demuner, V. [4739], Brazil K001171702
Apr 1, 2015 Kollmann, L. [6860], Brazil K001171700
Apr 1, 2015 Magnago, L.F.S. [730], Brazil K001171709
Jul 1, 2013 Irwin, H.S. [19240], Goiás K001171667
Jan 1, 2010 Labiak, P.H. [5095], Brazil K001171756
Ekman, E.L. [4717], Haiti K001149324
s.coll [881], Dominican Republic K001149325
Richter, E. [s.n.], Brazil K001149626
Laurênio, A. [168], Brazil K001149633
Sales, M.F. [289], Brazil K001149634
Figueiredo, L. [146], Brazil K001149635
Comejo, X. [5014], Ecuador K001150267
Wright, C. [s.n.], Cuba K001149321
Saar, E. [5606], Brazil K001149625
Otto [s.n.], Brazil K001149628
Richter, E. [s.n.], Brazil K001149631
Souza, V.C. [5043], Brazil K001149637
Souza, V.C. [5232], Brazil K001149636
Souza, V.C. [5232], Brazil K001149638
Fraga, C.N. [1889], Brazil K001171752
Claussen, P. [s.n.], Brazil K001149627
Pohl [3878], Brazil K001149630
Wright, C. [691], Cuba K001149322
Guedes, M.L. [2725], Brazil K001149639
Linden [1793], Cuba K001149323
Macedo, A. [4156], Brazil K001149629
Souza, V.C. [5477], Brazil K001149632
Heringer, E.P. [6906], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149440
Heringer, E.P. [6699], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149447
Cardoso, D. [722], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149438
Wood, J.R.I. [14255], Bolivia Dioscorea adenocarpa K001150223
Burchell [3815], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149444
Wood, J.R.I. [17012], Bolivia Dioscorea adenocarpa K001150224
Philcox, D. [4181], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149448
Pereira, E. [1228], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149442
Heringer, E.P. [6992], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149437
Heringer, E.P. [7032], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149436
Coradin, L. [6540], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149441
Liene [3815], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149445
Queiroz, L.P. de [12088], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149439
s.coll [s.n.], Bolivia Dioscorea adenocarpa K001150221
s.coll [5101], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149446
Costa, T.A.B. [5], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149435
Wood, J.R.I. [9178], Bolivia Dioscorea adenocarpa K001150222
Burchell [6955], Brazil Dioscorea adenocarpa K001149443

First published in Fl. Flumin. 10: t. 117 (1831)

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.

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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