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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ontario to Central & E. U.S.A.

Native to:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Introduced into:

Cuba, Leeward Is.

Dioscorea villosa L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
James, J.F. [2862], USA K001148778
Chase, V.H. [15310], USA K001148774
s.coll [s.n.] K001148773
s.coll [s.n.] K001148775
s.coll [s.n.], USA K001148776
s.coll [7233], USA K001148781
s.coll [s.n.], USA K001148782
s.coll [s.n.] K001148783
Gramt. L.H. [s.n.], USA K001148777
James, J. [2862], USA K001148779
French, G.H. [2862], USA K001148780
Soper, J.H. [2294], USA Dioscorea villosa f. glabrifolia K001148818
Hohenacker, R.F. [2162 bb], India Dioscorea sativa K001143019
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5108], Myanmar Dioscorea sativa K001104825
Porter, G. [Cat. no. 5108], Malaysia Dioscorea sativa K001104821
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5108], Myanmar Dioscorea sativa K001104824
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5108] Dioscorea sativa K001104820
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5108] Dioscorea sativa K001104819
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5108], India Dioscorea sativa K001104822 Unknown type material
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5108], Bangladesh Dioscorea sativa K001104823
Biswas, K. [4214], India Dioscorea sativa K001143018
Montero, O.G. [254], Chile Dioscorea longifolia K001150665

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1033 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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