1. Family: Dioscoreaceae R.Br.
    1. Tacca J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

    [FTEA]

    Taccaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

    Habit
    Glabrous or sparsely pilose herbs
    Tubers
    Tuber subglobose
    Bracts
    Bracts green or coloured, the 2 outer sessile, the inner sessile or scarcely petiolate ; filiform bracts usually present
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments subequal, reflexed, spreading, or erect
    Stigma
    Stigma-lobes emarginate
    Fruits
    Fruit baccate
    Seeds
    Seeds reniform or ovate ; embryo minute, buried in the endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Suriname

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Hawaii, Line Is., Nauru, Niue, Taiwan, Tuvalu

    Tacca J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Larsen, K. [43753], Thailand K001140265
    Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140120
    Faden, R.B. [76/610], Sri Lanka K001140121
    Beaman, J.H. [9979], Malaysia K001140360
    Kiew, R. [4921], Malaysia K001140167
    Smith, E. [693], Thailand K001140264
    Chase, M.W. [175] 74571.000
    Parry, N.E. [733], India K001140099
    Bernardi, L. [11832], Madagascar K001140854
    Ralimanana, H. [870], Madagascar K000663077
    Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140851
    Dorr, L.J. [3606], Madagascar K001140852
    Dorr, L.J. [3772], Madagascar K001140853
    Deroin, T. [168], Madagascar K001140856
    Pereira, J.T. [JTP 440], Malaysia K001140361
    Clarke, C.B. [42376 C] K001140098
    s.coll [5173 [?]] K001140101
    s.coll [168], Madagascar K001140855
    s.coll [s.n.] K001140857 isotype
    Kok, R. de [S 97858], Malaysia K001140362
    Herb Griffith [6022], India K001140097
    Craie, W.G. [260], India K001140100
    Huq, A. [H-2232], Bangladesh K001140119
    Eja, M. [S. 56004], Malaysia K001140363

    First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 69 (1776)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 7: 413. Nom. cons.
    • Char. Gen. Pl. 69 (1776)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Char. Gen. : 69 (1776)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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