Dioscorea communis (L.) Caddick & Wilkin

This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, W. Europe to Medit. and Iran.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, North Caucasus, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Ireland, New Zealand North

Dioscorea communis (L.) Caddick & Wilkin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Prior, A. [s.n.] K000204942 Yes
Bourgeau, E. [656], Spain K000204943 Yes
Clapham, A.R. [6972], United Kingdom K001140938 Yes
Herb Gregor, A.G. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140941 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140943 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140951 No
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140961 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140966 Yes
Vine, R.S. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140969 Yes
Saville, D. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140971 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140979 Yes
Hubbard, C.E. [9871], United Kingdom K001140980 Yes
Gregor, A.G. [s.n.] K001140983 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140985 Yes
Last, G.V.C. [688/1], United Kingdom K001140988 Yes
Darwall, L. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140992 Yes
Worsdell, W.C. [688/1], United Kingdom K001140994 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140995 Yes
Salisbury, E.J. [s.n.] K001140999 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141012 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Morocco K001141013 No
Herb Porta, P. [s.n.], Austria K001141014 Yes
Steiner, M.E. [1207], Hungary K001141018 Yes
Martinis, A. [234], Belgium K001141025 Yes
s.coll [246], United Kingdom K001141029 Yes
Hill, A.W. [s.n.] K001141030 Yes
Wright, C.H. [112], United Kingdom K001141053 Yes
Wright, C.H. [183], United Kingdom K001141057 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141059 Yes
Summerhayes, V.S. [1427], United Kingdom K001141063 Yes
Summerhayes, V.S. [1426], United Kingdom K001141064 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141073 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141077 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141083 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [5416], Spain K001141095 Yes
Willkomm, H.M. [848], Spain K001141098 Yes
s.coll [123], Spain K001141100 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141101 Yes
s.coll [1158], Bulgaria K001141112 Yes
Atchley, S.C. [378], Greece K001141116 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141117 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141171 Yes
s.coll [D 28823], Turkey K001141175 Yes
s.coll [25472], Turkey K001141177 Yes
s.coll [43217], Turkey K001141180 Yes
Tengwall, T.A. [221] K001141184 Yes
Haradjian, M. [933], Cyprus K001141192 Yes
Sintenis, P.E.E. [1071], Cyprus K001141193 Yes
Syngrassides, A. [739], Cyprus K001141194 Yes
Haradjian, M. [863], Cyprus K001141196 Yes
Lowne, B.T. [s.n.], Syria K001141203 Yes
Davis, P.H. [5194], Lebanon K001141206 Yes
Meyers, F.S. [B 4331], Palestinian Territory, Occupied K001141207 Yes
s.coll [B 2756], Palestinian Territory, Occupied K001141212 Yes
Rawi, A. al [28871], Iraq K001141220 Yes
Omar, S. [38333], Iraq K001141224 Yes
s.coll [3688], Iraq K001141231 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Morocco K001141262 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140950 No
Allard, E.J. [s.n.] K001140968 Yes
s.coll [183], Portugal K001141102 Yes
Davis, P.H. [4353], Palestinian Territory, Occupied K001141208 Yes
Hussein, H.M. [7728], Iraq K001141228 Yes
Fernández Casas, F.J. [472] K001141096 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140976 Yes
Huter, R. [s.n.] K001141010 Yes
Brummitt, R.K. [5132], Italy K001141087 Yes
s.coll [43054], Turkey K001141178 Yes
Rawi, A. al [8510 A] K001141232 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140982 Yes
Dudley [D 34857], Turkey K001141179 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140958 Yes
Mann, R.J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140970 Yes
Rawi, A. al [s.n.], Iraq K001141233 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [2382], Libya K001141259 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [493], Turkey K001141182 Yes
Rawlings, S. [1849 [?]], United Kingdom K001140959 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140944 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141060 Yes
Herb Helveticum [s.n.] K001141009 Yes
Edmond, M.E. [303], Spain K001141099 Yes
Tedd, H.G. [581] K001141120 Yes
Rigo, G. [s.n.] K001141090 Yes
Jongkind, C.C.H. [6014], Spain K001141097 Yes
Herb Gregor, A.G. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140942 Yes
Worsdell, W.C. [688/1], United Kingdom K001140991 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141045 Yes
Bonnet, E. [s.n.], France K001141072 Yes
Syngrassides, A. [1365], Cyprus K001141201 Yes
s.coll [61] K001141183 Yes
Bullock, A.A. [631], United Kingdom K001141042 Yes
Tedd, H.G. [1937] K001141121 Yes
Thurston, E. [s.n.] K001141048 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141114 Yes
Alston, A.H.G. [1106], Greece K001141124 Yes
Pampanini, R. [1628] K001141258 Yes
P.I.I.O.B. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141006 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140962 No
Omar, S. [37021] K001141217 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141051 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [4434], France K001141070 Yes
Kennedy, E.W. [124], Cyprus K001141188 Yes
Kennedy, E.W. [125], Cyprus K001141187 Yes
Ballard, F. [1013], United Kingdom K001140954 Yes
Marsden-Jones, E.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141031 Yes
Davis, P.H. [5409], Lebanon K001141204 Yes
Little, J.E. [s.n.] K001141004 No
Gamble, J.S. [28635] K001141041 Yes
Rawi, A. al [21775], Iraq K001141225 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140967 No
s.coll [s.n.] K001140996 Yes
Hepperger, C. v. [s.n.], Austria K001141015 Yes
Radde, G.F.R.J. von [s.n.] K001141167 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140964 Yes
Thurston, E. [s.n.] K001141046 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141067 Yes
Thamer [47882], Iraq K001141237 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140986 Yes
Al-Kaisi [45349], Iraq K001141238 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140974 No
Marshall, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140939 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141001 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [115], Cyprus K001141189 Yes
Lindsay, N. [798], Iran K001141240 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141008 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141079 Yes
Freyer, H. [1511] K001141080 Yes
Bonnet, E. [s.n.], France K001141086 Yes
Gamble, J.S. [s.n.], France K001141076 Yes
Kummerle [s.n.], Hungary K001141021 Yes
s.coll [8186] K001141229 Yes
Sahira [37558], Iraq K001141223 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M. [2455] K001140937 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [5286], United Kingdom K001140955 Yes
Christenhusz, M.J.M. [177], France K001141085 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [493] K001141257 Yes
s.coll [41], United Kingdom K001141050 Yes
Clarke, C.B. [49846] K001141054 Yes
Delacour, T.A. [s.n.] K001141071 Yes
s.coll [2771], Iraq K001141222 Yes
Omar, S. [49480], Iraq K001141230 Yes
Schneider, C.K. [140], Bulgaria K001141109 Yes
Atha, D.E. [4482], Georgia K001141239 Yes
Last, G.V.C. [688/1], United Kingdom K001140989 Yes
s.coll [951], United Kingdom K001140990 Yes
Steiner, M.E. [1207], Hungary K001141017 Yes
s.coll [246], United Kingdom K001141032 Yes
s.coll [D 38553], Turkey K001141186 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141002 Yes
s.coll [2556], Iran K001141241 Yes
Helbaek, H. [1902], Iraq K001141216 Yes
Meikle, R.D. [2147], Cyprus K001141195 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141069 Yes
s.coll [26065], Iraq K001141219 Yes
Wright, C.H. [112], United Kingdom K001141058 Yes
Bramwell, D. [92], Morocco K001141265 Yes
Lascelles, A.G. [s.n.], Cyprus K001141191 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140972 Yes
Borza, A. [377], Romania K001141023 Yes
Crawley, M.J. [MJC 289], United Kingdom K001141066 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140957 Yes
Barkley, E.D. [139], Iraq K001141234 Yes
s.coll [2638], United Kingdom K001141092 Yes
Merton, L.F.H. [3092], Cyprus K001141199 Yes
Ballard, F. [1013], United Kingdom K001140949 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141061 Yes
s.coll [665], Cyprus K001141190 No
Meyers, F.S. [G 756], Israel K001141210 Yes
Bullock, A.A. [631], United Kingdom K001141044 Yes
Brummitt, R.K. [5132], Italy K001141091 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141106 Yes
Singer, A. [Taco0301090707], Israel K001141214 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140981 Yes
Hosking, A.J. [s.n.] K001140975 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140963 Yes
Chase, M.W. [536 K [?]], United Kingdom K001140984 Yes
Adamovic, L. [s.n.] K001141022 Yes
Jeffers, R.H. [688], Russian Federation K001141033 Yes
s.coll [H.1528 1935], United Kingdom K001140947 Yes
Rawi, A. al [9240 A] K001141215 Yes
Bonnet, E. [s.n.], France K001141084 Yes
Fay, J.M. [1006], Tunisia K001141256 Yes
Tedd, H.G. [1999] K001141118 Yes
Billups, C.R. [1489], United Kingdom K001140978 Yes
Casey, E.C. [498], Cyprus K001141200 Yes
Porta, P. [s.n.], Greece K001141074 Yes
Clarke, C.B. [49847B] K001141038 Yes
s.coll [D 29970A], Turkey K001141176 Yes
Sendtner, O. [150], Bosnia & Herzegovina K001141107 Yes
Ibrahim, M.B. [s.n.], Morocco K001141263 Yes
Hubbard, C.E. [82], United Kingdom K001141037 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M. [2455] K001140936 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140997 Yes
s.coll [S1028] K001140977 Yes
s.coll [D 32455], Turkey K001141174 Yes
Herb Borrel, J.M. [[3516]] K001141075 Yes
Herb Porta, P. [s.n.], Austria K001141016 Yes
Müller [s.n.] K001141089 Yes
Bullock, A.A. [631], United Kingdom K001141043 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141081 No
Strobl, P.G. [s.n.] K001141011 Yes
Al-Kaisi [46108], Iraq K001141235 Yes
Gamble, J.S. [20080], United Kingdom K001140945 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [8986], France K001141068 Yes
Hewer, T.F. [H 4028], Iran K001141243 Yes
Crisp, P. [149], Iran K001141244 Yes
s.coll [279], Morocco K001141260 Yes
Black, A.A. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140998 Yes
Faurie, A. [s.n.], Algeria K001141264 Yes
Wisniewski, T. [s.n.], Bulgaria K001141111 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141049 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Croatia K001141104 Yes
Gamble, J.S. [26141.2], United Kingdom K001140940 Yes
Waterfall, C. [2381], United Kingdom K001140987 Yes
Sprague, T.A. [82], United Kingdom K001141056 Yes
s.coll [D 26609], Turkey K001141181 Yes
Thurston, E. [s.n.] K001141047 Yes
Lewis, P. [44], United Kingdom K001140993 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141172 Yes
Atchley, S.C. [s.n.], Greece K001141115 Yes
Hewer, T.F. [4620], Cyprus K001141202 Yes
Hayne, W.A. [s.n] K001141211 Yes
Rawi, A. al [8966] K001141218 Yes
Cunnell, G.J. [204], United Kingdom K001141007 Yes
Jackson, A.K. [213], Croatia K001141105 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141003 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141062 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141088 Yes
Szovits, J.N. [s.n.] K001141169 Yes
s.coll [231], Morocco K001141261 Yes
Pearce, S.A. [s.n.] K001140960 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Hungary K001141019 Yes
Clark, D.J. [36], United Kingdom K001141027 Yes
Tedd, H.G. [1937] K001141119 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141170 Yes
Omar, S. [37641], Iraq K001141221 Yes
Lenormand, R. [933], France K001141082 No
Gamble, J.S. [30607], United Kingdom K001141039 Yes
Herb Cuatrecasas [s.n.], Spain K001141093 Yes
Meyers, F.S. [B 6756], Israel K001141209 Yes
Davis, P.H. [5409], Lebanon K001141205 Yes
Fischer [s.n.] K001141173 Yes
Ruyver, F. de [s.n.], Belgium K001141026 Yes
s.coll [781], Cyprus K001141198 Yes
Meyers, F.S. [6756], Israel K001141213 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141035 Yes
s.coll [99] K001141108 Yes
Hill, A.W. [2408], Macedonia K001141122 Yes
Last, G.V.C. [688/1], United Kingdom K001141065 Yes
Lambert, V. [s.n.], Belgium K001141024 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141055 Yes
s.coll [H.1528 1935], United Kingdom K001140948 Yes
Gamble, J.S. [19441], United Kingdom K001140946 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [4972], United Kingdom K001140965 Yes
Stainton, J.D.A. [7414], Greece K001141123 Yes
Omar, S. [37358], Iraq K001141226 Yes
Lawrence, T. [3/1], United Kingdom K001141005 No
Marquand, C.V.B. [8960], Spain K001141094 Yes
s.coll [19815], Turkey K001141185 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140952 Yes
Al-Dabbagh [46159], Iraq K001141236 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001141078 Yes
Chapman, E.G. [235], Cyprus K001141197 Yes
Matcalfe, E. [s.n.] K001141040 Yes
Atchley, S.C. [1132], Greece K001141113 Yes
Goddard, H.J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141000 Yes
Hewer, T.F. [H 4028], Iran K001141242 Yes
Hubbard, C.E. [11137], United Kingdom K001140953 Yes
Meebold, A.K. [s.n.] K001141028 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Hungary K001141020 Yes
Robinson, E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141034 Yes
s.coll [7899] K001141227 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001140956 Yes
Sandwith, C.I. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141052 Yes
Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001140973 No
Wisniewski, T. [1467], Bulgaria K001141110 Yes
Robinson, E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141036 Yes
Brummitt, R.K. [6410], Greece K001141103 Yes
Nov 8, 2011 Rico, L. [2255], Syria Tamus communis K000764199 Yes
s.coll. [1028], Great Britain Tamus communis K000062161 Yes
s.coll. [504], Madeira Tamus edulis K000099334 Unknown type material No
Otto Kuntze [s.n.] Tamus edulis K000099335 Yes
unknown [s.n.] Tamus edulis K000099336 Yes
Kuntze, O. [s.n.] Tamus edulis K000099337 Yes
s.coll. [504], Madeira Tamus edulis K001081657 Yes

First published in Taxon 51: 112 (2002)

Accepted by

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