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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Guerrero).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Mexico Southwest

Dioscorea insignis C.V.Morton & B.G.Schub. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hinton, G.B. [6713], Mexico K001149072
Koch, S.D. [82200], Mexico K001149075
Hinton, G.B. [11555], Mexico K001149073

First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 84: 447 (1972)

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.

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