Dioscorea alata L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Asia. It is has environmental uses and social uses, as animal food, a poison and a medicine and for food.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1500 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora

[FWTA]

Dioscoreaceae, J. Miège. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous climber with winged stems 10-25 ft. high
Note
Rarely flowering in our area and usually reproducing vegetatively
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbils
Bulbils developed in some forms
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers annual, their shape, size and colour very variable according to the cultivars.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–1500 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Bolívar, Córdoba, Magdalena, San Andrés y Providencia.
Habit
Climbing.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
cabeza de negro, chilma, ñame, ñame congo, ñame morado, ñampí, tabena

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tuber replaced annually, normally cylindric, up to 6 cm. in diameter, descending vertically, but in some cultivars very diversely shaped, branched or expanded above, sometimes with lobes curved or spreading horizontally.
Morphology Stem
Twining stems 4-winged or -angled, up to 10 m. long, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or the lower alternate, glabrous; petiole up to 9(–10) cm. long; blade ovate with widely cordate almost hastate base, apically narrowed to an acute acumen, up to 12(–13) cm. long and 8(–10) cm. broad.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Aerial tubers subglobose or irregularly and narrowly ovoid, up to 12 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences glabrous.
sex Male
Male ± 2 in the leaf-axils or forming axillary terminal panicles in the axils of bracts, spreading; axis zigzag, with the sessile flowers directed forwards and outwards; perianth subglobose, not opening widely, ±1.5 mm. across.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female 1 per leaf-axil, up to 21(–35) cm. long; perianth triangular-subglobose, ± 5 mm. across. Ovary glabrous. Male ± 2 in the leaf-axils or forming axillary terminal panicles in the axils of bracts, spreading; axis zigzag, with the sessile flowers directed forwards and outwards; perianth subglobose, not opening widely, ±1.5 mm. across.
sex Female
Female 1 per leaf-axil, up to 21(–35) cm. long; perianth triangular-subglobose, ± 5 mm. across. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule as in fig. 1/4, p. 4, up to 3.5 cm. in diameter, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds winged all round.
Habitat
Cultivated for its edible tuber, and often persisting in secondary forest and bushland; the cited specimens from Uganda are all cultivated, as are those from Amani, but D. alata is likely to persist in these areas, as it is doing in Zanzibar; 0–1350 m.
Distribution
T1 T3 T8 U3 U4 Z tropical eastern Asia, now spread around the humid tropics of both Old and New World

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.
Use Social
Social uses.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas I., East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Kazan-retto, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Marquesas, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Nansei-shoto, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Territory, Panamá, Peru, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Seychelles, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

Dioscorea alata L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2012 Rakotoarivelo et al. [454], Madagascar K000524293 Yes
Nov 21, 2010 Du [HNK 2240], Vietnam K000524252 Yes
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2794], Cameroon K000109595 No
Jan 1, 1992 Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [nr 1790], Guyana K001171729 Yes
Peal, J. [34], Uganda 17189.000 No
Peal, J. [14], Uganda 17190.000 No
Peal, J. [23], Uganda 17193.000 No
s.coll [374], British Virgin Is. K000369745 Yes
Vogt, G.B. [BU-503], Myanmar K000809737 Yes
Put [1142], Thailand K000809739 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1090], Thailand K000809760 Yes
Florence, J. [2899], French Polynesia K000809767 Yes
Forrest, G. [6885], China K001141975 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], India K001142728 No
s.coll [H9 5108g] K001142745 Yes
Lace, J.H. [2706], Myanmar K001142749 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [1528 B], Thailand K001144049 Yes
Collins, D.J. [1046], Thailand K001144052 Yes
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18015], Indonesia K001144447 Yes
Elbert, J. [1578], Indonesia K001144454 Yes
s.coll [1982], Philippines K001144848 Yes
Merrill, E.D. [922] K001144854 Yes
s.coll [31920] K001145032 Yes
Smith, A.C. [1712], Fiji K001145276 Yes
Christiansen, M.S. [71], Solomon Is. K001145288 Yes
Smeds, H. [1404], Ethiopia K001146628 Yes
Peal, J. [23], Uganda K001147350 Yes
Greenway, P.J. [5884], Tanzania K001147352 Yes
Luke, W.R.Q. [10064], Mozambique K001148225 Yes
s.coll [4030], Angola K001148234 Yes
Dawe, M.T. [15], Angola K001148236 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148238 Yes
Wohlhauser, S. [SW60131], Madagascar K001148420 Yes
Davis [1208], Madagascar K001148421 Yes
Stiefel, S.L. [63], Madagascar K001148422 Yes
Robertson, S.A. [3151], Seychelles K001148424 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 862], Madagascar K001148443 Yes
Rajaonah, M.T. [MT 293], Madagascar K001148447 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 303], Madagascar K001148450 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 304], Madagascar K001148454 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 312], Madagascar K001148456 Yes
s.coll [122] K001149249 Yes
s.coll [31919], Puerto Rico K001149255 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149264 Yes
s.coll [233-17], United Kingdom K001149265 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149266 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149276 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149281 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149282 Yes
Buttin, F.C. [13053], Trinidad & Tobago K001149293 Yes
Burchell [3623], Brazil K001150086 Yes
Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [600], Guyana K001150087 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [39/57] K001150762 Yes
Wohlhauser, S. [SW60105], Madagascar K001148426 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 302], Madagascar K001148451 Yes
Ochse [s.n.], Indonesia K001144449 Yes
Deighton, F.C. [2929], Sierra Leone K001145683 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 864], Madagascar K001148448 Yes
Williams, R.O. [10201], Trinidad & Tobago K001149288 Yes
Pierre, L. [7002], Vietnam K001144061 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [26], Ghana K001145701 Yes
Eyma, P.J. [377], Indonesia K001144455 Yes
s.coll [118] K001149241 Yes
s.coll [112] K001149248 Yes
Meijer, W. [7323], Indonesia K001144452 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [2859], Tanzania K001147356 Yes
Put [1128], Thailand K001144040 Yes
Sintenis, P.E.E. [5412], Puerto Rico K001149260 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [1688], Trinidad & Tobago K001149294 Yes
Merrill, E.D. [810], Philippines K001144852 Yes
Colchester [2359], Venezuela K001150541 Yes
s.coll [17758], India K001142723 Yes
Metzer [K2], Togo K001145687 Yes
Ramcharan, E.K. [372], Trinidad & Tobago K001149287 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 302], Madagascar K001148452 Yes
Loher, A. [5743], Philippines K001144853 Yes
s.coll [10], United Kingdom K001145702 Yes
Put [2085], Thailand K001144050 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149271 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149284 Yes
Bampton, S.S. [5], Belize K001149044 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [38], Ghana K001145695 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149275 Yes
Wilkin, P. [T960], Thailand K000809749 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.] K001145680 Yes
Rajaonah, M.T. [MT 300], Madagascar K001148442 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [14/57] K001150760 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], India K001142726 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [1688], Trinidad & Tobago K001149292 Yes
Ducloux. P. [470], China K001141974 Yes
s.coll [5108] K001142744 Yes
Peal, J. [14], Uganda K001147351 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [35/57] K001150757 Yes
Collins, D.J. [1498], Thailand K001144051 Yes
s.coll [31920], Puerto Rico K001149256 Yes
Charoenphol, C. [4575], Thailand K000809745 Yes
Simmonds, N.W. [440] K001149291 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [15594], Brazil K001150090 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1071], Thailand K000809757 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [19/57] K001150759 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [37], Ghana K001145694 Yes
s.coll [[2748]], Brazil K001150091 Yes
Wilkin, P. [T971], Thailand K000809751 Yes
Thwaites, G.H.K. [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142752 Yes
Herb. Kerr, A.F.G. [21077], Laos K001144063 Yes
Collins, D.J. [s.n.], Thailand K001171632 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001143258 Yes
Collins, D.J. [1537], Thailand K001144056 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [34], Ghana K001145692 Yes
Elbert, J. [2582], Indonesia K001144453 Yes
Ramos, M. [12546], Philippines K001144855 Yes
Balfour, I.B. [s.n.], Reunion K001148417 Yes
s.coll [F3049], Guyana K001150083 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1039], Thailand K000809756 Yes
Beusekom, C.F. [4626], Thailand K000809746 Yes
Middleton, D.J. [2342], Thailand K000809761 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 863], Madagascar K001148445 Yes
s.coll [3430], Philippines K001144850 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [1250], Zambia K001148229 Yes
s.coll [13], Gambia K001145679 Yes
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [4185], Sri Lanka K001142755 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149274 Yes
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [102], Indonesia K000809765 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [19918], Thailand K000809742 Yes
Balansa, B. [4723], Vietnam K001144037 Yes
Degener, O. [15405], Fiji K001145278 Yes
Cadet, T. [6010], Reunion K001148418 Yes
Lau, S.K. [28339], China K001141973 Yes
Harrison, S.G. [1745], Guyana K001150088 Yes
s.coll [30147], India K001142721 Yes
Buttin, F.C. [13053], Trinidad & Tobago K000809770 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [1538], Zambia K001148228 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [3149], Trinidad & Tobago K001149290 Yes
s.coll [34861], Puerto Rico K001149254 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [38/57] K001150761 Yes
Barter, C. [s.n.], Nigeria K001145686 Yes
Dash, J.S. [[391/76/57]], Guyana K001150081 Yes
Rock, J.F.C. [1723], Thailand K001144058 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [1245], Zambia K001148226 Yes
Collins, D.J. [1497], Thailand K001144039 Yes
Put [4374], Thailand K001144053 Yes
Smith, A.C. [7499], Fiji K001145271 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149285 Yes
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3804], Sri Lanka K001142756 Yes
Lace, J.H. [4449], Myanmar K001142750 Yes
Koorders, S.H. [27355B], Indonesia K001144450 Yes
s.coll [82], Guam K001145274 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149272 Yes
Wohlhauser, S. [SW60138], Madagascar K001148427 Yes
Haines, H.H. [5128], India K001142731 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [1245], Zambia K001148227 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 303], Madagascar K001148449 Yes
s.coll [121] K001149250 Yes
Collins, D.J. [43], Thailand K001144057 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [29], Ghana K001145699 Yes
Herb Griffith [5548], India K001142739 Yes
Du, N.V. [HNK 2240], Vietnam K001144041 Yes
s.coll [3430], Philippines K001144849 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [28], Ghana K001145698 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [31], Ghana K001145690 Yes
s.coll [16], United Kingdom K001146418 Yes
s.coll [114] K001149243 Yes
Caddick, L.R. [321], Madagascar K001148425 Yes
Sulit, M.D. [22491], Philippines K001144846 Yes
s.coll [31920], Puerto Rico K001149253 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Puerto Rico K001149258 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [2573], Tanzania K001147357 Yes
s.coll [374], British Virgin Is. K000369747 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [s.n.], Mozambique K001148239 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149277 Yes
s.coll [1567], India K001142737 Yes
Greenway, P.J. [5885], Tanzania K001147353 Yes
s.coll [26523], India K001142724 Yes
Larsen, K. [8472], Thailand K001144055 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001144054 Yes
Clemens, J. [26455] K001144446 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [s.n.], Mozambique K001148237 Yes
Thwaites, G.H.K. [s.n.], Sri Lanka K001142753 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [30], Ghana K001145691 Yes
Du, N.V. [HNK 2240], Vietnam K001144042 Yes
Du, N.V. [HNK 2240], Vietnam K001144043 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Nigeria K001145704 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [3146], Trinidad & Tobago K001149289 Yes
s.coll [M279], Guyana K001150082 Yes
s.coll [126] K001149246 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149270 Yes
Dash, J.S. [[391/76/37/]], Guyana K001150080 Yes
Ducloux, P. [67], China K001141976 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149283 Yes
Peal, J. [34], Uganda K001147348 Yes
Du, N.V. [HNK 2240], Vietnam K001144044 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 862], Madagascar K001148441 Yes
Bateson, G. [123], Papua New Guinea K001145031 Yes
André, É.F. [267], Colombia K001150539 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [01/56] K001150758 Yes
Cadet, T. [4187], Reunion K001148414 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 862], Madagascar K001148446 Yes
s.coll [5108] K001142747 Yes
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [81A], Indonesia K000809764 Yes
Haines, H.H. [5127], India K001142735 Yes
s.coll [6409], Guyana K001150084 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [1528A], Thailand K001144048 Yes
s.coll [115] K001149252 Yes
Balansa, B. [299], Vietnam K001144036 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001145281 Yes
s.coll [111] K001149245 Yes
Murray, H.B. [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149267 Yes
Gooding, H.J. [03/56] K001150763 Yes
Smith, A.C. [4054], Fiji K001145280 Yes
s.coll [R20842], India K001142719 Yes
Haines, H.H. [704], India K001142734 Yes
Jayasuriya, A.H.M. [3880], Sri Lanka K001142754 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149279 Yes
Quintas, F.J.D. [s.n.], Sao Tome and Principe K001146417 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149268 Yes
Christophersen, E. [2801], Samoa K001145273 Yes
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142736 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [1538], Zambia K001148233 Yes
Degener, O. [5570], USA K001145275 Yes
St John, H. [14125], French Polynesia K001145279 Yes
Ledermann [13298], Micronesia K001145283 Yes
s.coll [392], India K001142730 Yes
Haines, H.H. [5128], India K001142732 Yes
Wang, F.T. [23621], China K001141977 Yes
Barber, C.A. [20364], India K001142722 Yes
Grant, M.L. [4616], French Polynesia K001145272 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [27], Ghana K001145696 Yes
Powell, D.A. [s.n.], Christmas I. K001144448 Yes
Balansa, B. [4723], Vietnam K001144060 Yes
Fishlock, W.C. [s.n.], British Virgin Is. K000369744 Yes
Beusekom, C.F. [3768[a]], Thailand K000809743 Yes
Smith, A.C. [4709], Fiji K001145277 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Vietnam K001144038 Yes
Irvine, F.R. [s.n.], Ghana K001145697 Yes
s.coll [9870-2] K001150085 Yes
Encarnación, F. [451 [?]], Peru K001150543 Yes
Axelrod, F. [9183], Puerto Rico K000809768 Yes
Deighton, F.C. [1355], Sierra Leone K001145681 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1073], Thailand K000809758 Yes
Crosby, C.S. [254], Tonga K001145284 Yes
Deighton, F.C. [1422], Sierra Leone K001145685 Yes
Pierre, L. [s.n.] K001144045 Yes
Peal, J. [34], Uganda K001147349 Yes
s.coll [5106], Nepal K001142746 Yes
Hildebrandt, J.M. [2977], Madagascar K001148423 Yes
s.coll [113] K001149244 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001142742 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001142727 Yes
Wohlhauser, S. [SW60138], Madagascar K001148428 Yes
s.coll [574], Singapore K001143259 Yes
Greenway, P.J. [1196], Tanzania K001147358 Yes
Seemann, B.C. [627], Fiji K001145282 Yes
Marmo, V. [14], Sierra Leone K001145684 Yes
Merrill, E.D. [3376], Philippines K001144847 Yes
unknown [s.n.] K000696819 No
Sintenis, P.E.E. [4509], Puerto Rico K001149261 Yes
Christenhusz, M.J.M. [5079], Chile K001150738 Yes
s.coll [5108] K001142748 Yes
Wohlhauser, S. [SW60131], Madagascar K001148419 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 306], Madagascar K001148455 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149278 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001144035 Yes
Schomburgk, R.H. [s.n.], Dominican Republic K001149262 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Mozambique K001148223 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [35], Ghana K001145693 Yes
Barthelat, F. [883], Mayotte K001148429 Yes
André, É.F. [s.n.] K001150538 Yes
s.coll [261] K001148415 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [32], Ghana K001145688 Yes
s.coll [123] K001149247 Yes
Wilkin, P. [887], Thailand K000809748 Yes
Deighton, F.C. [2929], Sierra Leone K001145682 Yes
s.coll [374], British Virgin Is. K000369746 Yes
Smeds, H. [1405], Ethiopia K001146627 Yes
Clarke, C.B. [34214] K001142733 Yes
Lister [41], Venezuela K001150540 Yes
Koorders, S.H. [23894B], Indonesia K001144451 Yes
s.coll [31920], Puerto Rico K001149259 Yes
Jones, B.L. [170], Malaysia K000809763 Yes
Axelrod, F. [9183], Puerto Rico K000809769 Yes
Beusekom, C.F. [3682], Thailand K000809744 Yes
Schäfer, P.A. [5598], French Polynesia K000809766 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149269 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [25], Ghana K001145700 Yes
Colchester [2154], Venezuela K001150542 Yes
Wilkin, P. [999], Thailand K000809754 Yes
A.H.G. [s.n.], India K001142718 Yes
Podzorski, A.C. [SMHI684] K001144856 Yes
Russell, D. [143], Myanmar K001142743 Yes
Randriamboavonjy, T. [RTI 863], Madagascar K001148444 Yes
Pierre, L. [7003], Vietnam K001144059 Yes
s.coll [120] K001149251 Yes
Thomas, A.S. [33], Ghana K001145689 Yes
Put [4352], Thailand K000809738 Yes
Hansen, B. [12731], Thailand K000809741 Yes
Soleman, R. [7534], Tanzania K001147354 Yes
Put [2468], Thailand K001144047 Yes
s.coll [17], Nigeria K001145703 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149280 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [7890], Trinidad & Tobago K001149286 Yes
Poilane, E. [828], Vietnam K001144034 Yes
Christiansen, M.S. [3205], Solomon Is. K001145287 Yes
Rajanoah, M.T. [MT 301], Madagascar K001148453 Yes
s.coll [116] K001149242 Yes
Rodrigues [s.n.] K001148416 Yes
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149273 Yes
Collins, D.J. [43], Thailand K001144046 Yes
Christiansen, M.S. [3232], Solomon Is. K001145286 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001148224 Yes
Larsen, K. [8238], Thailand K000809740 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [1395], Zambia K001148230 Yes
s.coll [119] K001149240 Yes
Wilkin, P. [T960], Thailand K000809750 Yes
s.coll [1699], India K001142720 Yes
Pételot, A. [5895], Vietnam K001144032 Yes
Powell, T. [281], Samoa K001145285 Yes
Welw. [4044], Angola K001148235 Yes
Philippi [547], Philippines K001144851 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [15594], Brazil K001150089 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1089], Thailand K000809759 Yes
Poilane, E. [828], Vietnam K001144033 Yes
Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [18575], Indonesia K000809762 Yes
Hasegawa, T. [33], Tanzania K001147355 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Puerto Rico K001149257 Yes
Wilkin, P. [1010], Thailand K000809753 Yes
Beusekom, C.F. [3906], Thailand K000809747 Yes
Lace, J.H. [5455], Myanmar K001142751 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149263 Yes
Jenkins, E.E. [s.n.], India K001142738 Yes
Wilkin, P. [994], Thailand K000809755 Yes
Buchholz, Cameroon Dioscorea colocasiifolia K000098378 No

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

Accepted by

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