Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.

First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 7: 158 (1837)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Russian Far East to Central & S. China and Kuril Islands, Taiwan. It is a climbing tuberous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Korea, Kuril Is., Primorye, Taiwan

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nansei-shoto, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Vermont, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • 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.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Knapp, W.M. & Naczi, R.F.C. (2021). Vascular plants of Maryland, USA. A comprehensive account of the state's botanical diversity. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 113: 1-151.
  • Zhengyi, W. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2000). Flora of China 24: 1-431. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Kozhevnikov, A.E., Kozhevnikov, Z.V., Kwak, M. & Lee, B.Y. (2019). Illustrated flora of the Primorsky Territory, Russian Far East: 1-1124. National institute of biological resources.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll [s.n.], Vanuatu K001150832 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001150833 Yes
Swinhoe, R. [33], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K000098133 holotype Yes
Henry, A. [1922], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141745 Yes
Henry, A. [1922], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141746 Yes
s.coll [583] Dioscorea doryphora K001141741 Yes
Henry, A. [1672], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141744 Yes
Henry, A. [878], Taiwan Dioscorea doryphora K001141743 No
Potanin, G.N. [sn], China Dioscorea potaninii K000098149 Unknown type material Yes
Wilson, E.H. [2922], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141749 Yes
Wang, F.T. [22242], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141748 Yes
Schindler, A.K. [143], China Dioscorea potaninii K001141747 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images