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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Tropical America.
Dioscorea polygonoides (Dioscoreaceae)

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Guaco blanco

[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. 10 - 2000 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2014 Lugo S., H. [910], Ecuador K001171662
Jan 1, 2014 Lugo S., H. [701], Ecuador K001171663
Jan 1, 2012 Couto [104], Bolivia K000524375
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [1401], Mato Grosso K000579750
Oct 1, 1956 Gaumer, G.F. [928], Mexico K000099018 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 1956 Gaumer, G.F. [928], Mexico K000400057
Zarucchi, J.L. [2114], Colombia 44667.000
Lévy, P. [174], Nicaragua K001149026
Hammel, B.E. [20069], Costa Rica K001149029
Heller, A.A. [608], Puerto Rico K001149165
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149172
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Singapore K001149175
Ramage, G.A. [s.n.], Dominica K001149184
Anderson [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149185
Broadway, W.E. [9920], Trinidad & Tobago K001149192
Britton, N.L. [1907], Trinidad & Tobago K001149193
Broadway, W.E. [4448], Trinidad & Tobago K001149198
Broadway, W.E. [3875], Trinidad & Tobago K001149201
Lindeman, J.C. [72], Suriname K001149889
Hostmann [609], Suriname K001149892
Fraga, C.N. [2882], Brazil K001149898
Burchell [8349], Brazil K001149899
Rodal, M.J.N. [519], Brazil K001149902
Schultes, R.E. [7397], Colombia K001150464
Moritz [1221] K001150468
Fendler, A. [1542], Venezuela K001150473
Fendler, A. [1545], Venezuela K001150479
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149169
Fishlock, W.C. [26], Dominica K001149176
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149177
Anderson [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149186
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149180
Britton, N.L. [1925], Trinidad & Tobago K001149190
Ekman, E.L. [4410] K001149163
Sales, M. [288], Brazil K001149904
Miquel [s.n.], Suriname K001149885
Cruz, J.S. de la [3618], Guyana K001149878
Sintenis, P.E.E. [308b], Puerto Rico K001149167
Hinton, G.B. [6625], Mexico K001149033
Lindeman, J.C. [443], Suriname K001149894
Hancock [s.n.], Guyana K001149883
Hinton, G.B. [6625], Mexico K001149032
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149183
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149157
Fendler, A. [844], Trinidad & Tobago K001149195
s.coll [73], Jamaica K001149158
Miquel [1850 [?]], Suriname K001149884
Vazquez, M. [1238], Mexico K001149030
Hollowell, T.H. [701], Guyana K001149905
Zuloaga, F. [4304], Venezuela K001150474
s.coll [1325] K001149166
Moritz [1221], Colombia K001150467
Smith, H.H. [2303], Colombia K001150465
Lehmann, F.C. [5493], Colombia K001150484
Meier, W. [648], Venezuela K001150477
s.coll [s.n.] K001149191
Broadway, W.E. [9919], Trinidad & Tobago K001149194
Sagot, P.A. [1171], French Guiana K001149895
Kelsall, H.J. [342], Colombia K001150470
Samuels, J.A. [57], Suriname K001149886
Lindeman, J.C. [528], Suriname K001149888
Gardner [6095], Brazil K001149897
Hostmann [s.n.], Suriname K001149891
s.coll [s.n.] K001149900
Romero, G.A. [2190], Venezuela K001150482
Nicholls [s.n.], United Kingdom K001149174
Alain, H. [18794], Dominican Republic K001149164
s.coll [111] K001149187
Broadway, W.E. [4008], Trinidad & Tobago K001149197
Andrade, K. [70], Brazil K001149903
Lloyd, S.E. [s.n.], Dominica K001149171
s.coll [214-17], United Kingdom K001149182
Broadway, W.E. [4759], Trinidad & Tobago K001149200
Meier, W. [1533], Venezuela K001150476
Hostmann [609], Suriname K001149893
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149168
Anderson, C.W. [s.n.], Guyana K001149876
Crieger [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149196
s.coll [609], Suriname K001149887
Fraga, C.N. [2766], Brazil K001149896
Schomburgk, R.H. [1008D], Guyana K001149881
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149173
s.coll [1709], Jamaica K001149160
Hostmann [s.n.], Suriname K001149890
Wood, J.R.I. [20594], Bolivia K001150485
Steyermark, J.A. [109666], Venezuela K001150478
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149170
Bromfield [s.n.], Grenada K001149188
Aguilar, R. [3683], Costa Rica K001149031
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Jamaica K001149162
Moritz, J.W.K. [1221] K001150466
Hammel, B.E. [20070], Costa Rica K001149028
Fishlock, W.C. [s.n.], Dominica K001149181
Lewis, G.P. [3108], Ecuador K001150483
Sandwith, N.Y. [630], Guyana K001149880
Meier, W. [2384], Venezuela K001150475
Otto [663] K001150472
Meier, W. [6219], Venezuela K001150481
Anderson, C.W. [s.n.], Guyana K001149877
s.coll [304] K001149027
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149161
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149156
Maguire, B. [22987a], Guyana K001149879
Gaumer, G.F. [1579], Mexico K001149025
Heringer, E.P. [6516], Brazil K001149901
s.coll [s.n.] K001149906
Ernst, W.R. [1019], Dominica K001149178
Harris, W.H. [12358], Jamaica K001149159
Broadway, W.E. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149199
s.coll [2371] K001149882
Harris, W.H. [10732], Jamaica K001149155
Ernst, W.R. [1019], Dominica K001149179
Britton, N.L. [2181], Trinidad & Tobago K001149189
Moritz [1221], Colombia K001150469
Broadway, W.E. [4278], Trinidad & Tobago Dioscorea polygonoides var. aperta K000099050 Unknown type material
Sieber [27], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K000099051 Unknown type material
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149202
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149205
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149203
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149204
Harris, W.H. [12363], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149206
s.coll [s.n.], Grenada Dioscorea polygonoides var. scorpioidea K001149217
Broadway, W.E. [1747], Grenada Dioscorea polygonoides var. scorpioidea K001149216
Hahn, M. [1194], Martinique Dioscorea martinicensis K001149214
s.coll [s.n.], St. Vincent & the Grenadines Dioscorea martinicensis K001149215
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149208
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149207
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149211
Prior, A.V. [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149209
s.coll [821], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149210
Hahn, L. [421], Martinique Dioscorea martinicensis K001149213
Harris, W.H. [9875], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149212

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 795 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), B

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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