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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to Japan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Introduced into:

Ogasawara-shoto

Dioscorea japonica Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bullock, T.L. [245], China K000098139 syntype
Shearer, G. [s.n.], China K000098140 syntype
Suzuki, S. [[88-404,006]], Japan K001141837
Furuse, M. [52969], Japan K001141845
Taquet, T. [1620], South Korea K001141848
Furuse, M. [21643], Japan K001141851
Nie, M.X. [92297], China K001141859
Chung, H.H. [3279], China K001141863
Komarov [s.n.] K001141895
Glass, J. [22D], Japan K001150814
Cavalerie, J. [7604], China K001141881
s.coll [92] K001141857
s.coll [s.n.] K001142668
Cribb, P.J. [ASBK527], China K001141861
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107] K001104813
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104816
s.coll [79a/35] K001141836
Suzuki, S. [[88-404,007]], Japan K001141838
Wang Yang-Ming [311], China K001141878
Yinger, B.R. [2572] K001141849
Kanai, H. [s.n.], Japan K001141840
Cavalerie, J. [236], China K001141868
Chung, H.H. [2933], China K001141862
Yao, K. [10473], China K001141856
Tsiang, Y. [5534], China K001141866
Furuse, M. [40210], Japan K001141842
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5107], Myanmar K001104815
Law, Y.W. [878], China K001141876
Furuse, M. [52969], Japan K001141844
Chung, H.H. [3279], China K001141867
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5107], Myanmar K001104814
s.coll [s.n.] K001141850
s.coll [s.n.], China K001141860
Sonohara, S. [7], Japan K001141841
Xiao Bai-Zhong [4220], China K001141854
Chun, N.K. [41535], China K001141880
Wilson, E.H. [9522], South Korea K001141846
Kobayashi, S. [15022], Japan K001141843
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104817
Chow [105], China K001141858
Law, Y.W. [878], China K001141877
Togasi, M. [1098], Japan K001141839
Liou, T.N. [148bis], China K001141865
Taquet, T. [3317], South Korea K001141847
s.coll [79/35] K001141835
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141855
Ching, R.C. [2484], China K001141864
Wang Yang-Ming [352], China K001141879
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104818

First published in J.A.Murray, Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 889 (1784)

Accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

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