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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Dioscorea hispida Dennst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Henry, A. [8725], China K001141735
Harsukh [22829], India K001142613
Lakshnakara, M.C. [387], Thailand K001143896
Kerr, A.F.G. [21503], Thailand K001143899
Marcan, A. [2488], Thailand K001143904
Garrett, H.B.G. [794], Thailand K001143916
Kerr, A.F.G. [19869], Thailand K001143925
Larsen, K. [2286], Thailand K001143926
s.coll [855], Thailand K001143930
Wilkin, P. [876], Thailand K001143931
Wilkin, P. [987], Thailand K001143945
Darnadedi, D. [701], Indonesia K001144348
Tadong, L. [298], Malaysia K001144364
Tadong, D. [282], Malaysia K001144366
Bakia, K. [470], Malaysia K001144367
Girmansyah, D. [831], Indonesia K001144375
Kerr, A.F.G. [681], Thailand K001143912
Tsang, W.T. [413], China K001141728
Mendum, M. [115], Indonesia K001144379
Wilkin, P. [1008], Thailand K001143938
Tsang, W.T. [15655], China K001141737
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142590
Sumbing, J. [130090], Malaysia K001144363
s.coll [20927], India K001142606
Zainundin, A. [4256], Malaysia K001143155
Bakia, A. [66], Malaysia K001144365
Cuadra, A. [A2484], Malaysia K001144359
Zainundin, A. [4256], Malaysia K001143156
Liang, H.Y. [62079], China K001141726
Kerr, A.F.G. [19326], Thailand K001143929
Put, N. [2835], Thailand K001143895
Wilkin, P. [869], Thailand K001143943
Marcan, A. [135], Thailand K001143903
s.coll [7016], Cambodia K001143892
Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Singapore K001143167
Collins, D.J. [255], Thailand K001143902
Thomson, T. [s.n.] K001142589
Hoed, G. den [586], Thailand K001143898
Christensen, H. [1792], Malaysia K001144377
Tsang, W.T. [156], China K001141736
Garrett, H.B.G. [794], Thailand K001143915
Larsen, K. [32360], Thailand K001143941
Kerr, A.F.G. [21458], Thailand K001143897
Singh, V. [3083], India K001142612
Henry, A. [1875], Taiwan K001141727
Ying, T. [2319], China K001141730
Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Singapore K001143166
Pooma, R. [3984], Thailand K001143939
Heyne, B. [s.n.] K001142618
Ying, T. [2319], China K001141729
Henry, A. [13117], China K001141725
s.coll [905/7014 [?]], Vietnam K001143921
s.coll [905], Vietnam K001143906
Bakia, K. [470], Malaysia K001144368
Aban, G. [90244], Malaysia K001144372
s.coll [18232] K001142604
Haniff, M. [4204], Thailand K001143910
Sumbing, J. [139169], Malaysia K001144361
s.coll [40], Cambodia K001143900
Mooney, H.F. [3444], India K001142611
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001150812
s.coll [255A], Thailand K001143913
Fidilis [110973], Malaysia K001144360
Put, N. [195] K001143924
s.coll [905], Vietnam K001143907
Girmansyah, D. [831], Indonesia K001144376
Smitinand, T. [1364], Thailand K001143933
Put, N. [1822], Thailand K001143922
Talbot, W.A. [s.n.], India K001142614
Lei, C.I. [727], China K001141723
Henderson, M.R. [s.n.], Singapore K001143165
Garrett, H.B.G. [794], Thailand K001143917
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K001142588
Wilkin, P. [869], Thailand K001143942
Put, N. [2835], Thailand K001143905
Haniff, M. [3596], Thailand K001143936
s.coll [21-16], United Kingdom K001150811
Larsen, K. [32360], Thailand K001143940
Ramaswami, M.S. [1637], India K001142610
Kerr, A.F.G. [12549], Thailand K001143909
s.coll [422], China K001141731
Henry, A. [13117], China K001141724
Wang, C. [33348], China K001141734
Kochummen, K.M. [29085], Malaysia K001143157
Put, N. [2438], Thailand K001143920
Henry, A. [8288], China K001141733
Haniff, M. [3596], Thailand K001143935
Put, N. [1782], Thailand K001143894
Wilkin, P. [987], Thailand K001143946
Garrett, H.B.G. [1455], Thailand K001143934
Bourdillon, T.F. [652], India K001142605
Kerr, A.F.G. [19869], Thailand K001143919
s.coll [905], Vietnam K001143893
Lakshnakara, M.C. [653], Thailand K001143927
s.coll [s.n.] K001142615
s.coll [255], Thailand K001143901
Harsukh [22822], India K001142619
Kerr, A.F.G. [5650], Thailand K001143923
Wilkin, P. [869], Thailand K001143944
Narayanaswami, V. [534], India K001142607
Jones, B.L. [311], Malaysia K001144328
Sigun, A.A. [126914], Malaysia K001144374
Sumbing, J. [139169], Malaysia K001144362
Wilkin, P. [986], Thailand K001143937
Bell, T.R.D. [4200] K001142616
s.coll [s.n.] K001142620
Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, M. [4204], Thailand K001143911
Sangkhachand, B. [1109], Thailand K001143928
Wilkin, P. [876], Thailand K001143932
Garrett, H.B.G. [794], Thailand K001143914
Garrett, H.B.G. [794], Thailand K001143918
Aban, G. [90244], Malaysia K001144373
Mendum, M. [115], Indonesia K001144378
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5099] Dioscorea virosa K001104756
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5099] Dioscorea virosa K001104759
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5099], Bangladesh Dioscorea virosa K001104757
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5099], Nepal Dioscorea virosa K001104754
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5099], Nepal Dioscorea virosa K001104758
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5099], Nepal Dioscorea virosa K001104753
McClure, F.A. [CCC 9798], China Dioscorea daemona K001141738
Tsang, W.T. [842], China Dioscorea daemona K001141739

First published in Schlüssel Hortus Malab.: 33 (1818)

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.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • 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.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.
  • Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
  • Tanaka, N., Koyama, T. & Murata, J. (2005). The flowering plants of Mt. Popa, central Myanmar - Results of Myanmar-Japanese joint expeditions, 2000-2004 Makinoa 5: 1-102.
  • Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.


Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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