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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, West Himalaya

Dioscorea belophylla (Prain) Voigt ex Haines appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1983 Hooker, J.D. [sn], Jharkhand K000098210 lectotype
s.coll [W], Cameroon K001142762
Drummond, J.R. [1465], India K001142789
Inayat Khan, M. [22826], Maldives K001142792
s.coll [17071] K001142808
s.coll [12], India K001142764
Collett, H. [382] K001142795
Gamble, J.S. [26432] K001142791
Gamble, J.S. [26432], India K001142782
Hooker, J.D. [619] K001142768
Haines, H.H. [2432a] K001142781
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142758
Haines, H.H. [2432A] K001142779
Gamble, J.S. [23963] K001142798
Talbot, W.A. [2244], India K001142783
Haines, H.H. [5117], India K001142805
Strachey, R. [3], India K001142799
s.coll [1239], Belgium K001142761
Haines, H.H. [5114], India K001142778
Drummond, J.R. [6339], India K001142765
Drummond, J.R. [1464], India K001142759
Clarke, C.B. [33773A], India K001142788
s.coll [[HJ5105]], Myanmar K001142790
Haines, H.H. [s.n.] K001142797
Haines, H.H. [5114], India K001142776
Haines, H.H. [4035], India K001142777
s.coll [15641], India K001142802
Wood, J.J. [145] K001142769
Haines, H.H. [2134] K001142784
s.coll [s.n.], India K001142786
Edgeworth [85] K001142785
Clarke, C.B. [33668] K001142775
s.coll [s.n.] K001142787
Hooker, J.D. [619], India K001142807
Clarke, C.B. [33668], India K001142772
Gamble, J.S. [25612] K001142801
Haines, H.H. [350], India K001142780
Clarke, C.B. [24843] K001142760
Haines, H.H. [5110], India K001142773
Edgeworth [80] K001142763
Haines, H.H. [2134] K001142800
Wood, J.J. [1-20], India K001142794
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K001142767
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142774
Haines, H.H. [5112] K001142793
Haines, H.H. [686a], India K001142804
Haines, H.H. [488], India K001142770
Haines, H.H. [488], India K001142771
Stewart, R.R. [1013], India K001142796
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142757
Haines, H.H. [5116] K001142806
s.coll [[16/49]], India K001142766

First published in Forest Fl. Chota Nagpur: 530 (1910)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Bhattacharya, R.P., Pal, D.C. & Pati, B.R. (2014). A sytematic census of monocot climbers of Bihar anf Jharkhand states Indian Journal of Forestry 37: 317-324.
  • 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.
  • Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.

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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