1. Family: Dioscoreaceae R.Br.
    1. Dioscorea Plum. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

    [FTEA]

    Dioscoreaceae, E. Milne-Redhead. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Twining dioecious pubescent or glabrous herbs
    Stem
    Stems annual, arising from tubers, often prickly especially below
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or opposite, petiolate, often ovate-cordate, usually entire, sometimes deeply or shallowly lobed, occasionally compound with 3–7 leaflets; main nerves of entire leaves conspicuous, digitate, tertiary nervation reticulate
    Tubers
    Aerial tubers sometimes occur, arising in leaf-axils
    Male
    Male inflorescence spicate, racemose or rarely cymose, axillary or forming panicles at the leafless ends of branches
    Stamens
    Stamens 6, all fertile, or 3 reduced to staminodes, inserted at base and shorter than the perianth
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescence spicate, axillary Male inflorescence spicate, racemose or rarely cymose, axillary or forming panicles at the leafless ends of branches
    Female
    Female inflorescence spicate, axillary
    Perianth
    Perianth similar to ♂, with an oblong triquetrous 3-locular ovary immediately beneath; styles 3, short; ovules 2 per locule Perianth suberect or spreading
    Fruits
    Capsule rigid, deeply 3-lobed or triangular-ellipsoid, dehiscing into 3 valves
    Seeds
    Seeds up to 2 per locule, variously winged or rarely wingless.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, New Guinea, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Socotra, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    California, Cook Is., Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Kazan-retto, Marianas, Marquesas, New Zealand North, Niue, Ogasawara-shoto, Pitcairn Is., Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Tonga, Wallis-Futuna Is.

    Dioscorea Plum. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2017 Johns, R.J. [12906], Papua New Guinea K000062200
    Jan 1, 2017 Johns, R.J. [11159], Papua New Guinea K000062199
    Jul 1, 2011 Gillespie, L.J. [2430], Guyana K001171635
    Jul 1, 2011 Gillespie, L.J. [1786], Guyana K001171636
    Jul 1, 2011 Gillespie, L.J. [1952], Guyana K001171668
    Jan 1, 1997 Irwin, H.S. [21159], Goiás K001171640
    South Africa 7096.000
    Carr, C.E. [14236], Papua New Guinea K001145070
    Carr, C.E. [11846], Papua New Guinea K001145071
    Onochie, C.F.A. [35120], Nigeria K001146120
    Onochie, C.F.A. [35109], Nigeria K001146121
    Onochie, C.F.A. [40185], Nigeria K001146123
    Deighton, F.C. [779], Ghana K001146108
    Melville, F.A. [88], Sierra Leone K001146097
    Melville, F.A. [205], Sierra Leone K001146098
    Melville, F.A. [88], Sierra Leone K001146099
    Melville, F.A. [88], Sierra Leone K001146100
    Adames, P. [470], Liberia K001146101
    Fanshawe, D.B. [F8206], Zambia K001148327
    Fanshawe, D.B. [F8255], Zambia K001148328
    Harley, R.M. [24171], Brazil K001150148
    Harley, R.M. [54787], Brazil K001150149
    Harley, R.M. [54769], Brazil K001150150
    Harley, R.M. [11508], Brazil K001150178
    Harley, R.M. [11345], Brazil K001150188
    Harley, R.M. [24178], Brazil K001150198
    Harley, R.M. [16874], Brazil K001150210
    Harley, R.M. [17110], Brazil K001150212
    Hinton, G.B. [1519], Mexico K001149089
    Hinton, G.B. [6716], Mexico K001149090
    Hinton, G.B. [11252], Mexico K001149091
    Hinton, G.B. [4125], Mexico K001149093
    Hinton, G.B. [8038], Mexico K001149098
    Hepper, F.N. [1095], Nigeria K001146118
    Hepper, F.N. [1095], Nigeria K001146119
    Forrest, G. [8162], China K001142005
    Forrest, G. [8162], China K001142006
    Brass, L.J. [32479], Papua New Guinea K001145039
    Brass, L.J. [29449], Papua New Guinea K001145040
    Brass, L.J. [14074], Indonesia K001145063
    Ashton, P.S. [S17231], Malaysia K001144686
    Ashton, P.S. [S21460] K001144687
    Morton, J.K. [3502], Togo K001146109
    Trapnell, C.G. [1381], Zambia K001148329
    Trapnell, C.G. [1381], Zambia K001148330
    Chase [21050], Thailand K001143582
    Akpabla, G.K. [688], Ghana K001171634
    Tutin, T.G. [48], Guyana K001150133
    Tutin, T.G. [51], Guyana K001150135
    Clemens, J. [50570], Malaysia K001144673
    Clemens, J. [22213], Malaysia K001144681
    Clemens, J. [20610], Malaysia K001144682
    Philcox, D. [4672], Brazil K001150179
    Peal, J. [35], Uganda 17074.000
    Peal, J. [33], Uganda 17203.000
    Peal, J. [8], Uganda 17209.000
    Peal, J. [36], Uganda 6437.000
    Peal, J. [26], Uganda 6438.000
    Peal, J. [37], Uganda 7097.000
    Peal, J. [32], Uganda K001147460
    Peal, J. [32], Uganda K001147461
    Peal, J. [8], Uganda K001147470
    Peal, J. [9], Uganda K001147471
    Peal, J. [12], Uganda K001147472
    Peal, J. [13], Uganda K001147473
    Peal, J. [218], Uganda K001147474
    Peal, J. [17], Uganda K001147475
    Peal, J. [17], Uganda K001147476
    Peal, J. [36], Uganda K001147477
    Peal, J. [7], Uganda K001147478
    Peal, J. [7], Uganda K001147479
    Peal, J. [26], Uganda K001147480
    Peal, J. [26], Uganda K001147481
    Peal, J. [35], Uganda K001147482
    Peal, J. [37], Uganda K001147483
    Jacobs, M. [5060], Malaysia K001144678
    Jacobs, M. [8006], Philippines K001144916
    Jacobs, M. [7861], Philippines K001144917
    Jacobs, M. [8005], Philippines K001144918
    Jacobs, M. [7710], Philippines K001144919
    Jacobs, M. [7701], Philippines K001144922
    Womersley, J.S. [7818], Papua New Guinea K001145047
    Womersley, J.S. [19061], Papua New Guinea K001145069
    Maitland, T.D. [1072], Uganda K001147484
    Boughey, A.S. [14743], Côte d'Ivoire K001146103
    Boughey, A.S. [14743], Côte d'Ivoire K001146104
    Corner, E.J.H. [32499], Malaysia K001143508
    Whitmore, T.C. [12940], Malaysia K001143473
    Whitmore, T.C. [3020], Malaysia K001143477
    Whitmore, T.C. [4241], Malaysia K001143480
    Whitmore, T.C. [20681], Malaysia K001143481
    Whitmore, T.C. [12784], Malaysia K001143482
    Whitmore, T.C. [3210], Malaysia K001143484
    Whitmore, T.C. [65], Malaysia K001143485
    Whitmore, T.C. [4422], Malaysia K001143489
    Whitmore, T.C. [12571], Malaysia K001143494
    Whitmore, T.C. [236], Malaysia K001143496
    Whitmore, T.C. [903], Malaysia K001143501
    Whitmore, T.C. [15177], Malaysia K001143503
    Whitmore, T.C. [8828], Malaysia K001143505
    Dawe, M.T. [826], Colombia K001150603
    Haswell, D.R. [111], Sierra Leone K001146091
    Haswell, D.R. [139], Sierra Leone K001146095
    Bampton, S. [26], Belize 23572.000
    Bampton, S. [25], Belize 23573.000
    Bampton, S. [27], Belize 3677.000
    Grubb, P.J. [552], Colombia K001150601
    Grubb, P.J. [639], Colombia K001150602
    Smith, A.C. [10237], Dominica K001149431
    Millar, A.N. [48555], Papua New Guinea K001145053
    Schodde, R. [4527], Papua New Guinea K001145035
    Schodde, R. [4773], Papua New Guinea K001145036
    Schodde, R. [5110], Australia K001145178
    Meijer, W. [134625], Malaysia K001144696
    Larsen, K. [44478B], Thailand K001144201
    Larsen, K. [41356A], Thailand K001144202
    Larsen, K. [41356B], Thailand K001144203
    Hoogland, R.D. [10240] K001145048
    Anderson, J.A.R. [9001], Malaysia K001144680
    Anderson, J.A.R. [15970], Malaysia K001144683
    Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6077], Cameroon K001146521
    Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6033], Cameroon K001146522
    Degener, O. [[26277]], Mexico K001149095
    Streimann, H. [44010], Papua New Guinea K001145038
    Streimann, H. [44573], Papua New Guinea K001145049
    Streimann, H. [25862], Papua New Guinea K001145050
    Streimann, H. [51622], Papua New Guinea K001145051
    Streimann, H. [47988], Papua New Guinea K001145052
    Streimann, H. [44593], Papua New Guinea K001145054
    Streimann, H. [25887], Papua New Guinea K001145055
    Streimann, H. [27777], Papua New Guinea K001145057
    Wood, J.R.I. [16983], Bolivia K001150169
    Wood, J.R.I. [9966], Bolivia K001150614
    Wood, J.R.I. [21795], Bolivia K001150616
    Wood, J.R.I. [21818], Bolivia K001150617
    Wood, J.R.I. [21873], Bolivia K001150618
    Wood, J.R.I. [19334], Bolivia K001150619
    Wood, J.R.I. [16831], Bolivia K001150621
    Fay, J.M. [8697], Central African Republic 53773.000
    Fay, J.M. [4561], Central African Republic K001146525
    Lewis, G.P. [2849], Ecuador K001150191
    Lewis, G.P. [2632], Ecuador K001150605
    Lewis, G.P. [3177], Ecuador K001150606
    Lewis, G.P. [3177], Ecuador K001150607
    Rico, L. [1597], Bolivia K000295209
    Rico, L. [1603], Bolivia K000295223
    Rico, L. [2085], Cuba K001149434
    Chew, W.L. [CWL1388], Malaysia K001144675
    Hall, J.B. [643] K001146110
    Hall, J.B. [51] K001146111
    Hall, J.B. [51] K001146113
    Meurillon, A. [1997], Cameroon K001146519
    Meurillon, A. [1941], Cameroon K001146520
    Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3832], Sri Lanka K001142307
    Bridges [615], Chile K001150748
    Gutierrez, H.G. [117135], Philippines K001144927
    Jackson, J.K. [1968], Sudan K001146538
    Ward, C.J. [6340], South Africa K001148698
    Clemens [5387], Papua New Guinea K001145066
    Ruffo [3115], Tanzania K001147493
    Krapovickas, A. [42991], Brazil K001150173
    Krapovickas, A. [35366], Brazil K001150174
    Krapovickas, A. [42796], Brazil K001150214
    Krapovickas, A. [40724], Brazil K001150218
    Krapovickas, A. [32255], Bolivia K001150612
    Krapovickas, A. [35857], Argentina K001150753
    Dransfield, J. [1268], Philippines K001144928
    Cedillo, R. [69], Mexico K001149102
    Ridsdale, C.E. [1444], Philippines K001144931
    Ridsdale, C.E. [30381], Papua New Guinea K001145062
    Ratter, J.A. [R3087], Brazil K001150171
    Ratter, J.A. [R1602], Brazil K001150186
    Ratter, J.A. [R3063], Brazil K001150187
    Ratter, J.A. [R3858], Brazil K001150189
    Kochummen, K.M. [2687], Malaysia K001143493
    Kochummen, K.M. [2143], Malaysia K001143507
    Chautems, A. [89], Brazil K001150207
    Martinelli, G. [9573], Brazil K001150164
    Christensen, H. [532], Malaysia K001144534
    Eggers [1740], Dominican Republic K001149432
    Pirani, J.R. [s.n.], Brazil K001150196
    Pirani, J.R. [1959], Brazil K001150197
    Pirani, J.R. [1689], Brazil K001150199
    Pirani, J.R. [1689], Brazil K001150200
    Pirani, J.R. [1626], Brazil K001150203
    Pirani, J.R. [1936], Brazil K001150206
    Wilkin, P. [789], Malawi 58317.000
    Wilkin, P. [T970], Thailand K000809630
    Wilkin, P. [T971], Thailand K000809752
    Wilkin, P. [877], Thailand K001143702
    Wilkin, P. [1006], Thailand K001143826
    Wilkin, P. [876], Thailand K001143908
    Wilkin, P. [843A], Thailand K001144204
    Wilkin, P. [949], Madagascar K001148471
    Wilkin, P. [949], Madagascar K001148472
    Wilkin, P. [949], Madagascar K001148473
    Wilkin, P. [949], Madagascar K001148474
    Wilkin, P. [949], Madagascar K001148475
    Edwards, K.S. [234], Venezuela K001150608
    Lugas, L. [1811], Malaysia K001144689
    Breteler, F.J. [4734], Venezuela K001150611
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145125
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145180
    Morrison, A. [5185], Australia K001145181
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145182
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145183
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145184
    Morrison, A. [s.n.], Australia K001145185
    Schipp, W.A. [860], Belize K001148852
    Heringer, E.P. [6644], Brazil K001150157
    Heringer, E.P. [5967], Brazil K001150163
    Heringer, E.P. [6044], Brazil K001150208
    Heringer, E.P. [18318], Brazil K001150209
    Agra, M.F. [1212], Brazil K001150215
    Eiten, G. [8777], Brazil K001150143
    Eiten, G. [6561], Brazil K001150185
    Eiten, G. [5819], Brazil K001150216
    Kirkbride, J.H. [2901], Brazil K001150145
    Henry, A. [10287], China K001142001
    Calderon, C.E. [2933], Brazil K001150202
    Riedel, L. [s.n.], Indonesia K001144699
    Maas, P.J.M. [1780], Panama K001150598
    Woodgyer, E. [2756], Brazil K001150151
    Matuda, E. [2817], Mexico K001149097
    Matuda, E. [2781], Mexico K001149100
    Peck, M.E. [812], Belize K001149105
    Brade, A.C. [18821], Brazil K001150184
    Jenman [7435], Guyana K001149957
    Jenman [4922], Guyana K001150134
    Humblot [1454] K000728284
    Chase, M.W. [16309 [?]], Sri Lanka K001143036
    Burkill, I.H. [1470], Malaysia K001143304
    Burkill, I.H. [15832], Malaysia K001143483
    Burkill, I.H. [15834], Malaysia K001143486
    Burkill, I.H. [16581], Malaysia K001143487
    Burkill, I.H. [16581], Malaysia K001143488
    Burkill, I.H. [4408], Malaysia K001143491
    Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150860
    Philippi, R.A. [621], Chile K001150749
    Montes, J.E. [3243], Paraguay K001150213
    Reed, E.C. [s.n.] K001150747
    Cavalerie, J. [7601], China K001142004
    Madani, L. [92005], Malaysia K001144688
    Burchell, W.J. [s.n.], Brazil K001150170
    Burchell, W.J. [3611], Brazil K001150194
    Pierre, L. [7003], Vietnam K001144062
    Royen, P. van [4495], Indonesia K001145046
    Kanehira [s.n.], Indonesia K001145061
    Vandenberg, J. [42270], Papua New Guinea K001145037
    Pullen, R. [6970], Papua New Guinea K001145058
    Pullen, R. [6970], Papua New Guinea K001145059
    Pullen, R. [6805], Papua New Guinea K001145060
    Pullen, R. [7627], Papua New Guinea K001145064
    Kalkman, C. [6327], Indonesia K001145043
    Eyma, P.J. [3505], Indonesia K001144700
    Eyma, P.J. [4653], Indonesia K001145044
    Kerenga, K. [76430], Papua New Guinea K001145072
    Kerenga, K. [56934], Papua New Guinea K001145082
    Kerenga, K. [56934], Papua New Guinea K001145083
    Versteegh, C. [4755], Indonesia K001145041
    Phillipson, P.B. [4149], Madagascar K000523579
    Skutch, A.F. [4411], Ecuador K001150190
    Bampton, S.S. [8], Belize K001148853
    Bampton, S.S. [30], Belize K001149104
    Bampton, S.S. [19], Belize K001149106
    Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [206], Indonesia K001144668
    Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [970], Indonesia K001144670
    Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [63], Indonesia K001144671
    Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18015], Indonesia K001144672
    Bernardi, L. [19883], Taiwan K001171633
    Bernardi, L. [8171], Côte d'Ivoire K001146105
    Bernardi, L. [19883], Taiwan K001150862
    Gentry, H.S. [11032], Mexico K001149092
    Gentry, H.S. [10868], Mexico K001149103
    Suddee, S. [2000], Thailand K000062198
    Adam, J.G. [20630], Liberia K001146102
    Robert, A. [[466b]], Brazil K001150155
    Dümmer, R. [1042], Uganda K001147485
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [4846], South Africa K001148697
    Humblot, L. [454], Comoros K000728285
    Mutimushi, J.M. [2962], Zambia K001148326
    Thomas, N.W. [2621], Sierra Leone K001146096
    Thomas, N.W. [1660], Nigeria K001146116
    Paie, I. [S16650], Malaysia K001144685
    Irvine, F.R. [5130], Ghana K001146112
    Gautier, L. [LG5568], Madagascar K000062192
    Hossain [37981], Ghana K001146106
    Hossain [37981], Ghana K001146107
    Hakki, M. [975], Togo K001146114
    Hakki, M. [976], Togo K001146115
    Beusekom, C.F. [3422], Thailand K001144019
    Cornejo, X. [5602], Ecuador K001150604
    Bartlett, A.W. [8386] K001149430
    Reekmans, M. [6984], Burundi K001146523
    Maitland [34], Cameroon K001146530
    Everett, B. [13755], Malaysia K001143474
    Haines, H.H. [5113] K001142816
    Haines, H.H. [CN687], India K001142818
    Haines, H.H. [351], India K001142819
    Poore, M.E.D. [406], Malaysia K001143478
    Elliot, G.F.S. [9303], Uganda K001147486
    Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [1198], Cameroon K001146518
    Sulit, M.D. [2778], Philippines K001144923
    Sulit, M.D. [2666], Philippines K001144924
    Langlassé, E. [76] K001149099
    Herrera, G. [8586], Costa Rica K001149108
    Herrera, G. [5813], Costa Rica K001149109
    Huaylla, H. [952], Bolivia K001150620
    Mathews, A. [327] K001150746
    Andau, D. [1109], Malaysia K001144676
    Haniff, M. [14201], Malaysia K001143479
    Kahurananga, J. [2568], Tanzania K001147492
    Pipoly, J.J. [7559], Guyana K001150152
    Nash, G.V. [711], Haiti K001149326
    Nash, G.V. [1583], Haiti K001149433
    Elwes, H.J. [450-14 [?]], United Kingdom K001144197
    Plowman, T.C. [6583], Peru K001150220
    Forzza, R.C. [6468], Brazil K001171637
    Forzza, R.C. [6326], Minas Gerais K001171639
    Nimanong, B. [229], Thailand K001143681
    Conklin, H.C. [2516], Philippines K001144930
    Edaño, G.E. [37803], Philippines K001144921
    Lawlor, D.W. [45584], Nigeria K001146117
    Pulsford, M. [5428], Papua New Guinea K001145045
    Vogel, E.F. de [5560], Indonesia K001144701
    Tavares, A.S. [56], Brazil K001150159
    Cabrera, A.L. [12598], Chile K001150751
    Prance, G.T. [28934], Brazil K001150147
    Prance, G.T. [23151], Brazil K001150175
    Prance, G.T. [5163], Brazil K001150181
    Prance, G.T. [5129], Brazil K001150182
    Prance, G.T. [4891], Brazil K001150204
    Usteri, P.A. [342b], Brazil K001150165
    Usteri, P.A. [329b], Brazil K001150176
    Usteri, P.A. [344b], Brazil K001150177
    Simaga, J.M. [701], Papua New Guinea K001145080
    Simaga, J.M. [702], Papua New Guinea K001145081
    Mendoza, D.R. [10274], Philippines K001144925
    Mendoza, D.R. [18400], Philippines K001144929
    Florence, J. [4367], French Polynesia K001145321
    KMK [99965], Malaysia K001143475
    Cid Ferreira, C.A. [5585], Brazil K001150153
    Zapfack, L. [895], Cameroon K000339394
    Sijde, H.A.v.d. [5510], Indonesia K001145042
    Pa'ie, E. [8487], Malaysia K001144679
    Wilson, G. [[WB644]], Guyana K001150195
    Meier, W. [3572], Venezuela K001150609
    Hemm, G. [498], South Africa K000728091
    Keenan, J. [1380], Myanmar K001142855
    Keenan, J. [1655], Myanmar K001143037
    Keenan, J. [1656], Myanmar K001143038
    Keenan, J. [791], Myanmar K001143040
    Keenan, J. [1749], Myanmar K001143042
    Keenan, J. [1640], Myanmar K001143043
    Hiep, N.T. [NTH 3267], Vietnam K001144028
    Strudwick, J.J. [4032A], Brazil K001150146
    Granville, J.J. de [6092] K001150136
    Kollmann, L. [1214], Brazil K001171726
    Rooden, J. van [631], Colombia K001150599
    Erwin [S27406], Malaysia K001144677
    Talip, A.H. [87005], Malaysia K001144692
    Redden, K.M. [3556], Venezuela K001150192
    Cardoso, D. [1989], Brazil K001150205
    Julius, A. [FRI 57816], Malaysia K000062201
    Poiteau, P.A. [s.n.] K001150132
    Kiah bin Hadji, M.S. [SFN32120], Malaysia K001143504
    Kiah bin Hadji, M.S. [24300], Thailand K001144199
    Clarke, C.B. [21304 A], India K001142707
    Clarke, C.B. [21002], India K001142817
    Cuming, H. [449], Chile K001150744
    Croft, J.R. [14997], Papua New Guinea K001145073
    Schneider, C.K. [1559], China K001142007
    Rafidah, A.R. [FRI 64409], Malaysia K000062202
    Frodin, D.G. [[823]], Papua New Guinea K001145065
    Frodin, D.G. [4188], Papua New Guinea K001145067
    Frodin, D.G. [2082], Papua New Guinea K001145068
    Put, N. [3764], Thailand K001144200
    Bordere [s.n.] K001141148
    Tai, H. [42527], Malaysia K001144674
    Manning, S.D. [258], Cameroon K001146526
    Manning, S.D. [217], Cameroon K001146527
    Manning, S.D. [1073], Cameroon K001146528
    Manning, S.D. [374], Cameroon K001146529
    s.coll [s.n.], Hong Kong K001141933
    s.coll [5108 a], India K001142691
    s.coll [22280], India K001142729
    s.coll [94659], Malaysia K001143506
    s.coll [s.n.] K001144198
    s.coll [1601], Philippines K001144920
    s.coll [261], Philippines K001144926
    s.coll [381], Nigeria K001146124
    s.coll [2167] K001147381
    s.coll [Z309] K001147914
    s.coll [s.n.] K001150131
    s.coll [s.n.], Brazil K001150137
    s.coll [224], Brazil K001150154
    s.coll [H890/61], Brazil K001150156
    s.coll [2000], Brazil K001150161
    s.coll [1012], Brazil K001150183
    s.coll [2014], Bolivia K001150613
    s.coll [s.n.], Argentina K001150750
    s.coll [s.n.] K001150754
    s.coll [3971], Guyana K001150755
    s.coll [26], United Kingdom K001150795
    s.coll [402/59], United Kingdom K001150851
    s.coll [402/59 [?]], United Kingdom K001150852
    s.coll [18], United Kingdom K001150853
    s.coll [18], United Kingdom K001150854
    s.coll [s.n.] K001150861
    Waibuta, L.V. [98], Fiji K001145319
    Dewol Sundaling [83843], Malaysia K001144694
    Motan [83499], Malaysia K001143500
    Calderon [2933], Brazil K001150201
    Dewol [80508], Malaysia K001144693
    Dewol [109172], Malaysia K001144698
    Maesen, L.J.G. van der [3049], India K001143039
    Houngnon, P. [6876], Benin K000062194
    Fiebrig, K.A.G. [[53225b]], Brazil K001150158
    Mexia, Y.E.J. [8879], Mexico K001149094
    Gardner [4012] K001150138
    Bakia, K. [408], Malaysia K001144690
    Millard, A.H. [1882], Malaysia K001143490
    Millard, A.H. [1830], Malaysia K001143492
    Millard, A.H. [1390], Malaysia K001143495
    Millard, A.H. [1666], Malaysia K001143497
    Millard, A.H. [1811], Malaysia K001143498
    Millard, A.H. [1811], Malaysia K001143499
    Bililong, M. [386], Cameroon K001146524
    Ridsdale [33445], Papua New Guinea K001145056
    Spruce [81] K001150193
    Du, N.V. [HNK2776], Vietnam K001144196
    Burchell [6344], Brazil K001150140
    Burchell [6561], Brazil K001150141
    Burchell [8259], Brazil K001150144
    Burchell [3172], Brazil K001150172
    Tweedie [4148], Kenya K001147488
    Tweedie [1308], Brazil K001150139
    Wong, C.C.Y. [421] K001145320
    Fedilis [88249], Malaysia K001144691
    Leopold [82562], Malaysia K001144695
    Sigin [112257], Malaysia K001144697
    Lugo S., H. [873], Ecuador K001171666
    Lugo S., H. [1126], Ecuador K001171665
    Lugo S., H. [1049], Ecuador K001171664
    Shiu Ying Hu [10531], Hong Kong K001141915
    Iganci, J.R.V. [813], Santa Catarina K001171677
    Komaromi. R. [546], Cameroon K000023407
    Stone, B.C.M. [10766], Malaysia K001143502
    Herb Griffith [5542], India K001142741
    Herb Maingay, A.C. [1702], Malaysia K001143382
    Eja, M. [S56337] K001144684
    Link, D.A. [V/46], China K001142002
    Link, D.A. [VII/80], China K001142003
    Malhotra, C.L. [42644], India K001142803
    Sualiere, A. [734], India K001142284
    Bedi, S.J. [2005] K001143035
    Saw On Pe [16421], Myanmar K001143041
    Nurainas [2530], Indonesia K001144667
    Galbraith, W. [3031], Australia K001145179
    Herb Jaeger, P. [3927], Sierra Leone K001146088
    Herb Jaeger, P. [8651], Sierra Leone K001146089
    Herb Jaeger, P. [8656], Sierra Leone K001146090
    Herb Jaeger, P. [7228], Sierra Leone K001146092
    Herb Jaeger, P. [6915], Sierra Leone K001146093
    Herb Jaeger, P. [8145], Sierra Leone K001146094
    Amachi [38289], Nigeria K001146122
    Herb Lewalle, J. [6577], Burundi K001146514
    Herb Lewalle, J. [6491], Burundi K001146515
    Herb Lewalle, J. [6489], Burundi K001146516
    Benoit, M.P.O.M. [428], Cameroon K001146517
    Shantz, S.H.L. [51224], Tanzania K001147489
    Martini, F.W. [4], Tanzania K001147490
    Martini, F.W. [5], Tanzania K001147491
    Rajaonah, M.T. [MT 305], Madagascar K001148470
    W.L.G. [7], South Africa K001148515
    Clayton, T. [s.n.], Mexico K001149096
    Martén, S. [749], Costa Rica K001149107
    Pedralli [2666], Brazil K001150166
    Pedralli [2666], Brazil K001150167
    Pedralli [1646], Brazil K001150168
    Arga, M.F. [1139], Brazil K001150142
    Silva, M.B. da [89], Brazil K001150162
    Espinosa, R. [E1556], Ecuador K001150217
    Espinosa, R. [1556], Ecuador K001150219
    Haught, O.L. [2781], Colombia K001150600
    Williams, L.W. [13144], Venezuela K001150610
    Herb Berro, M.B. [4766], Uruguay K001150742
    Herb Berro, M.B. [1709], Uruguay K001150743
    Robinson, G. [s.n.], Chile K001150745
    Robinson, G. [s.n.], Chile K001150752
    Gooding, H.J. [D. yam 12] K001150855
    Gooding, H.J. [D. yam 16] K001150856
    Gooding, H.J. [D. yam 6] K001150857
    Gooding, H.J. [D. yam 13] K001150858
    Gooding, H.J. [D. yam 22b] K001150859
    Adjakidjè, V. [1858], Benin K000062193

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