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  1. Family: Dioscoreaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Dioscorea Plum. ex L.
      1. Dioscorea glabra Roxb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to Malaya.



    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya


    Other Data

    Dioscorea glabra Roxb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2012 Du, N.V. et al. [HNK 2476], Vietnam K000524394
    Jan 1, 2012 Du, N.V. et al. [HNK 2476], Vietnam K000499522
    Dec 1, 1983 Wallich, N. [5105], India K000098216 lectotype
    Chase [21051], Thailand K001144105
    Parkinson, C.E. [14008], Myanmar K000809581
    Parkinson, C.E. [15190], Myanmar K001142852
    Henderson, M.R. [28939], Malaysia K000809583
    Henderson, M.R. [28939], Malaysia K000809584
    Henderson, M.R. [23004], Malaysia K000809585
    Henderson, M.R. [19428], Malaysia K000809588
    Henderson, M.R. [22977], Malaysia K001143265
    Henderson, M.R. [23098], Malaysia K001143266
    Henderson, M.R. [22894], Malaysia K001143267
    Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Malaysia K001143307
    Henderson, M.R. [18366], Malaysia K001143316
    Ridley, H.N. [6986] K001143271
    Barber, C.A. [5176(A)], India K001142847
    Larsen, K. [44110], Thailand K000809603
    Hansen, B. [12942], Thailand K000809610
    Burkill, H.M. [3064], Malaysia K000809586
    Burkill, H.M. [1181], Malaysia K001143283
    Burkill, H.M. [1185], Malaysia K001143284
    Chun, N.K. [44574], China K001141986
    Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K001142823
    Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K001142824
    Smitinand, T. [1209], Thailand K000809604
    Smitinand, T. [7958], Thailand K000809611
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000696821
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809617
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809618
    Wilkin, P. [890], Thailand K000809619
    Wilkin, P. [890], Thailand K000809620
    Wilkin, P. [934], Thailand K000809621
    Wilkin, P. [934], Thailand K000809622
    Wilkin, P. [934], Thailand K000809623
    Wilkin, P. [1020], Thailand K000809627
    Wilkin, P. [883], Thailand K000809628
    Wilkin, P. [996], Thailand K000809629
    Wilkin, P. [928A], Thailand K000809631
    Wilkin, P. [928A], Thailand K000809632
    Wilkin, P. [891], Thailand K000809633
    Wilkin, P. [885], Thailand K000809634
    Wilkin, P. [880], Thailand K000809635
    Wilkin, P. [880], Thailand K000809636
    Wilkin, P. [884], Thailand K000809637
    Wilkin, P. [928B], Thailand K000809638
    Wilkin, P. [928B], Thailand K000809639
    Wilkin, P. [9280], Thailand K000809640
    Wilkin, P. [9280], Thailand K000809641
    Wilkin, P. [928D], Thailand K000809642
    Wilkin, P. [928D], Thailand K000809643
    Wilkin, P. [902], Thailand K000809644
    Wilkin, P. [902], Thailand K000809645
    Wilkin, P. [T962], Thailand K000809647
    Wilkin, P. [T962], Thailand K000809648
    Wilkin, P. [T953], Thailand K000809649
    Wilkin, P. [T969], Thailand K000809650
    Wilkin, P. [T969], Thailand K000809651
    Wilkin, P. [984], Thailand K000809652
    Wilkin, P. [1080], Thailand K000809653
    Wilkin, P. [1012], Thailand K000809654
    Wilkin, P. [1019], Thailand K000809655
    Wilkin, P. [1053], Thailand K000809656
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809657
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809658
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809659
    Wilkin, P. [870], Thailand K000809660
    Wilkin, P. [874], Thailand K001144136
    Wilkin, P. [874], Thailand K001144137
    Wilkin, P. [885], Thailand K001144138
    Wilkin, P. [892], Thailand K001144139
    Wilkin, P. [892], Thailand K001144140
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/310], Thailand K000809608
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/46], Thailand K000809609
    Put [2464], Thailand K000809601
    Put [1152], Thailand K000809602
    Put [4348], Thailand K001144073
    Put [268] K001144074
    Henry, A. [13540], China K001141978
    Henry, A. [13560], China K001141979
    Henry, A. [1673], Taiwan K001141996
    Wallich [5105B], Malaysia K001143277
    Morse, H.B. [314], China K001141980
    Wang, C. [33945], China K001141982
    Wang, C. [34218], China K001141987
    Wang, C. [33297], China K001141989
    Wang, C. [35112], China K001141991
    Tsang, W.T. [21664], China K000809575
    Tsang, W.T. [30495], Vietnam K000809615
    Tsang, W.T. [27333], Vietnam K000809616
    King's collector [s.n.], India K001142857
    Burkill, I.H. [35905], India K001142830
    Burkill, I.H. [3054], Malaysia K001143287
    Burkill, I.H. [4616], Malaysia K001143289
    Burkill, I.H. [1537], Malaysia K001143301
    Burkill, I.H. [8432], Malaysia K001143305
    Burkill, I.H. [7860], Malaysia K001143306
    Burkill, I.H. [16889], Malaysia K001143309
    Burkill, I.H. [16682], Malaysia K001143310
    Burkill, I.H. [2265], Malaysia K001143311
    Burkill, I.H. [2265], Malaysia K001143312
    Burkill, I.H. [7889], Malaysia K001143313
    Burkill, I.H. [13016], Malaysia K001143315
    Collins, D.J. [1544], Thailand K000809600
    Collins, D.J. [1044], Thailand K001144085
    Collins, D.J. [1546], Thailand K001144089
    Collins, D.J. [1543], Thailand K001144090
    Collins, D.J. [1549], Thailand K001144097
    Collins, D.J. [266], Thailand K001144130
    Curtis, C. [62], Malaysia K001143275
    Curtis, C. [1088], Malaysia K001143276
    Curtis, C. [63], Malaysia K001143282
    Curtis, C. [s.n.], Malaysia K001143294
    Poilane, M. [11792], Laos K000809613
    Poilane, M. [11792], Laos K000809614
    Robinson, C.B. [1495], Vietnam K001144071
    Pierre, L. [6695], Vietnam K001144068
    Pierre, L. [6695], Vietnam K001144069
    Pierre, L. [1386], Vietnam K001144070
    Poilane, E. [2743], Vietnam K001144072
    Marcan, A. [1561], Thailand K000809607
    Wray, L.Jr. [569], Malaysia K001143317
    Parry, N.E. [1247], India K001142828
    Lau, S.K. [492], China K000809576
    Lau, S.K. [25559], China K001141983
    Lau, S.K. [27906], China K001141984
    Lau, S.K. [492], China K001141992
    Sangkhachand, B. [930], Thailand K000809625
    Middleton, D.J. [211], Thailand K001144141
    Suddee, S. [877], Thailand K000809646
    Pételot, A. [5894], Vietnam K001144076
    Pételot, A. [5896], Vietnam K001144078
    Bangham, W.N. [639], Indonesia K001144461
    Haines, H.H. [s.n.], India K001142810
    Haines, H.H. [435], India K001142814
    Haines, H.H. [435], India K001142815
    Haines, H.H. [2352], India K001142820
    Haines, H.H. [435a], India K001142821
    Haines, H.H. [435], India K001142822
    Haines, H.H. [2462], India K001142836
    Haines, H.H. [4003], Pakistan K001142837
    Haines, H.H. [2462], India K001142838
    Haines, H.H. [5120], Pakistan K001142839
    Haines, H.H. [3581] K001142840
    Haines, H.H. [5121], India K001142842
    Haines, H.H. [5122], Pakistan K001142843
    Haines, H.H. [4003], Pakistan K001142844
    Haines, H.H. [2462], India K001142845
    Haines, H.H. [2352], India K001142846
    Dickason, F.G. [6567], Myanmar K001142848
    Dickason, F.G. [6567], Myanmar K001142854
    Gamble, J.S. [340A] K001142813
    Gamble, J.S. [9212], India K001142841
    Niyomdham, C. [156], Thailand K000809612
    Niyomdham, C. [1663], Thailand K000809624
    Suvarnakoses, P. [1617], Thailand K000809606
    Wallich, N. [5105B], Malaysia K000098247 Unknown type material
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5105], India K001104785
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5105], India K001104790
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5105], Myanmar K001104795
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5105], Myanmar K001104796
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5105], Myanmar K001104797
    Gardette, E. [2292], Malaysia K000809590
    Porter, G. [Cat. no. 5105], Malaysia K001104787
    Porter, G. [Cat. no. 5105], Malaysia K001104788
    Porter, G. [Cat. no. 5105], Malaysia K001104789
    Tsiang, Y. [102], China K000809574
    Haniff, M. [3625], Thailand K000809593
    Haniff, M. [3600], Thailand K000809597
    Haniff, M. [7058], Malaysia K001143270
    Haniff, M. [2072], Thailand K001144081
    Haniff, M. [3624], Thailand K001144086
    Haniff, M. [3624], Thailand K001144087
    Haniff, M. [11135], Thailand K001144088
    Haniff, M. [3641], Thailand K001144093
    Haniff, M. [2072], Thailand K001144095
    Haniff, M. [3622], Thailand K001144098
    Haniff, M. [3573], Thailand K001144100
    Haniff, M. [3573], Thailand K001144102
    Beusekom, C.F. van [4191], Thailand K000809594
    Charoenphol, C. [3555], Thailand K000809599
    Charoenphol, C. [s.n.], Thailand K001144147
    Lakshnakara, M.C. [488], Thailand K001144133
    Lakshnakara, M.C. [536], Thailand K001144135
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5105] K001104792
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5105] K001104793
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5105], Myanmar K001104798
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5105], Myanmar K001104799
    Flippance, F. [7588], Malaysia K001143268
    Flippance, F. [1611], Malaysia K001143269
    Liang, H.Y. [62745], China K001141981
    Liang, H.Y. [65335], China K001141985
    Liang, H.Y. [66521], China K001141988
    Liang, H.Y. [63233], China K001141990
    Liang, H.Y. [62745], China K001141993
    Furtado, C.X. [s.n.], Malaysia K001143314
    Furtado, C.X. [s.n.], Singapore K001144143
    Furtado, C.X. [s.n.], Singapore K001144144
    Phengkhlai, C. [231], Thailand K000809605
    Cowan, J.M. [5D.05 [?]], India K001142812
    Nguyen, V.D. [HNK1004], Vietnam K000809661
    Nguyen, V.D. [HNK1004], Vietnam K000809662
    Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India K000098217
    Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India K000098218 Unknown type material
    Burkill, J.H. [s.n.] K001067069
    Burkill, J.H. [3054], Malaysia K000809587
    Burkill, J.H. [1240], Malaysia K001143281
    Burkill, J.H. [1189], Malaysia K001143285
    Burkill, J.H. [1191], Malaysia K001143286
    Burkill, J.H. [4616], Malaysia K001143288
    Burkill, J.H. [1192], Malaysia K001143290
    Burkill, J.H. [1491], Malaysia K001143292
    Burkill, J.H. [1463], Malaysia K001143293
    Burkill, J.H. [1181] K001143295
    Burkill, J.H. [1240], Malaysia K001143297
    Burkill, J.H. [1189], Malaysia K001143300
    Burkill, J.H. [1463], Malaysia K001143302
    Burkill, J.H. [1462], Malaysia K001143303
    Mokhtar, A. [S44848], Malaysia K000809591
    Mokhtar, A. [S44848], Malaysia K000809592
    Elsener, A. [H81] K001144460
    Prain's Collector [s.n.], India K001142826
    Clarke, C.B. [26838B] K001142811
    Clarke, C.B. [26838], Bangladesh K001142835
    Rahman, M.A. [2229], Bangladesh K000809580
    Kerr, A.F.G. [9350A], Thailand K000809595
    Kerr, A.F.G. [18188], Thailand K000809596
    Kerr, A.F.G. [1485], Thailand K001144075
    Kerr, A.F.G. [9165], Thailand K001144077
    Kerr, A.F.G. [9689], Thailand K001144079
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13649], Thailand K001144080
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13427], Thailand K001144082
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19850], Thailand K001144083
    Kerr, A.F.G. [14330], Thailand K001144084
    Kerr, A.F.G. [9350], Thailand K001144096
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13666], Thailand K001144099
    Kerr, A.F.G. [16084], Thailand K001144103
    Kerr, A.F.G. [14170], Thailand K001144104
    Kerr, A.F.G. [11135A], Thailand K001144129
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19613], Thailand K001144134
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19661], Thailand K001144148
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19661], Thailand K001144149
    Put, N. [4100], Thailand K000809626
    Put, N. [3107], Thailand K001144131
    Bhargawa, N. [BSI6362], India K000809582
    s.coll [782], India K001142829
    s.coll [82], India K001142833
    s.coll [s.n.], India K001142849
    s.coll [234], Myanmar K001142856
    s.coll [1195], Malaysia K001143291
    s.coll [s.n.], Thailand K001144091
    s.coll [1661], Thailand K001144092
    s.coll [s.n.], Cambodia K001144094
    s.coll [s.n.], Thailand K001144101
    s.coll [488], Thailand K001144132
    Jack, W. [Cat. no. 5105], Singapore K001104786
    Bruce, H. [Cat. no. 5105], Bangladesh K001104791
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5105], India K001104794
    Shiu Ying Hu [12862], Hong Kong K000809577
    Shiu Ying Hu [10049], Hong Kong K001141994
    Shiu Ying Hu [12189], Hong Kong K001141995
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [34213], Malaysia K000809589
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2434], Malaysia K001143272
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2434], Malaysia K001143273
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [2427], Malaysia K001143274
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [1228], Malaysia K001143280
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [1228], Malaysia K001143296
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [1198], Malaysia K001143299
    Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [18551], Malaysia K001143308
    Kit Yock Chan [1251], Hong Kong K000809578
    Kit Yock Chan [1251], Hong Kong K000809579
    Suvannakoset, P. [1734], Thailand K000809598
    Herb Griffith [5542], India K001142809
    Herb Griffith [5543], Bangladesh K001142834
    Herb Griffith [5559], Myanmar K001142850
    Herb Griffith [5561], Myanmar K001142853
    Herb Maingay, A.C. [1704], Malaysia K001143278
    Herb Maingay, A.C. [1704], Malaysia K001143279
    Herb Hookerianum [82], India K001142825
    Herb Helfer [5554], India K001142851


    First published in Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 804 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Wilkin, P., Thapyai, C. & Chayamarit, K. (2007). Lectotypification of Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae) names from Thailand Kew Bulletin 62: 251-258.
    • 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.
    • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
    • National Parks Board Singapore (2006). Vascular Plant Life Checklist Pulau Ubin
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.


    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.


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