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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Mexico to Central America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Panamá

Dioscorea lepida C.V.Morton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Quesada, A. [1025], Costa Rica K001148884
Maas, P.J.M. [2704], Panama K001150577
Skutch, A.F. [3021], Costa Rica K001148882
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148883

First published in Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 461: 248 (1936)

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.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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