Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Drège [4499a], South Africa K000098913 Unknown type material Yes
Mogg, A.O.D. [30679], South Africa K000728075 Yes
Mogg, A.O.D. [35849], South Africa K000728089 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [45], South Africa K000728092 Yes
Wilson [45] K000728093 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [50], South Africa K000728097 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [22], South Africa K000728101 Yes
Sanderson, N.A. [s.n.], South Africa K000728117 No
Hitchins, P. [93], South Africa K000728121 Yes
s.coll [1329] K000728125 No
Killick, D.J.B. [1277], South Africa K000728130 Yes
Devenish, N.J. [546], South Africa K000728132 Yes
Codd, L.E.W. [7660], South Africa K000728133 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [4519], South Africa K000728167 No
Herb Burchell, W.J. [4855], South Africa K000728168 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [136], Swaziland K000728193 Yes
Rudall, P. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728198 Yes
Loveridge, J.P. [1671], Zimbabwe K001148315 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [257], Zimbabwe K001148323 Yes
Davidson, L. [32020], South Africa K001148751 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [s.n.], South Africa K001148754 Yes
Bredenkamp, G.J. [484], South Africa K001148755 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [4858], South Africa K001148760 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [16], South Africa K000728113 Yes
Ward, C.J. [3199], South Africa K000728126 Yes
Wild, H. [5286], Zimbabwe K001148313 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F1983], Zambia K001148302 Yes
Ward, C.J. [4924], South Africa K000728139 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [8], South Africa K000728138 Yes
Archibald, E.E.A. [7598], South Africa K000728175 Yes
Norlindh, N.T. [4555], Zimbabwe K001148316 Yes
Strey, R.G. [8202], South Africa K000728150 Yes
Wild, H. [3931], Zimbabwe K001148307 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [48], South Africa K000728087 Yes
Compton, R.H. [25943], Swaziland K000728194 Yes
Robinson, E.A. [2528], Zambia K001148297 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [265], Zimbabwe K001148320 Yes
s.coll [4], South Africa K000728038 Yes
Coetzer, L.A. [140], South Africa K000728098 Yes
Archibald, E. [7528], South Africa K000728160 Yes
Teague, A.J. [537], Zimbabwe K001148319 Yes
Chase [21043] K000728142 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F1972], Zambia K001148304 Yes
s.coll [5855], Zimbabwe K001148314 Yes
Compton, R.H. [29438], Swaziland K000728191 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [79], South Africa K000728088 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [152], South Africa K000728109 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [81], South Africa K000728094 Yes
Tropical Nursery [34], United Kingdom K000728199 Yes
s.coll [420], South Africa K000728119 Yes
Best, E.B. [1272], Zimbabwe K001148318 Yes
Jacobsen, N.H.G. [275], Zimbabwe K001148306 Yes
s.coll [780], South Africa K000728118 Yes
Archibald, E. [7527], South Africa K000728161 Yes
Devenish, N.J. [1293], South Africa K001148749 Yes
s.coll [6529], South Africa K000728196 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [240], South Africa K000728104 Yes
Gilliland, H.B. [K1452], Zimbabwe K001148317 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [153], South Africa K000728134 Yes
Kettlitz, W. [s.n.], South Africa K000728074 Yes
Kornas, J. [838], Zambia K001148291 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [182], South Africa K000728107 Yes
Angus, A. [3459], Zambia K001148298 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F4133], Zambia K001148294 Yes
Mutimushi, J.M. [527], Zambia K001148295 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [21], South Africa K000728095 Yes
Angus, A. [3459], Zambia K001148299 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [s.n], South Africa K001148322 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K000728170 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [2], South Africa K000728145 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [4], South Africa K000728152 Yes
Wood, J.M. [13149], South Africa K000728116 Yes
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4856], South Africa K001148745 Yes
Drège [8561], South Africa K000728173 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001150846 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [8], South Africa K000728137 Yes
Balsinhas, A.A. [3080], South Africa K000728155 Yes
Miller, O.B. [3937], Zimbabwe K001148311 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [4857], South Africa K001148761 Yes
s.coll [6782], South Africa K000728143 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [4848], South Africa K001148748 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [24], South Africa K000728111 Yes
Wood, J.M. [13149], South Africa K000728114 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728085 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [13], South Africa K000728136 Yes
Mabatha, F.W. [2555], South Africa K000728156 Yes
White, F. [1916], Zambia K001148290 Yes
Luwiika, B. [589], Zambia K001148300 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [243], South Africa K000728106 Yes
Mogg, A.O.D. [31717], Mozambique K001148292 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [26], South Africa K000728103 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [4841], South Africa K001148759 Yes
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4845], South Africa K001148744 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [13], South Africa K000728135 Yes
s.coll [1552], South Africa K000728159 Yes
Tinley, K.L. [539], South Africa K000728141 Yes
Archibald, E. [7533], South Africa K000728162 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5903], Zambia K001148289 Yes
Drege [4499.b], South Africa K000728120 Yes
Wells [62], South Africa K000728131 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [75], South Africa K000728081 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [67], South Africa K001148753 Yes
Pole Evans, I.B. [4859], South Africa K001148756 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [259], Zimbabwe K001148325 Yes
Codd, L.E.W. [8341], South Africa K000728078 Yes
Moll, E.J. [3641], South Africa K000728151 Yes
Glass, J. [22D], South Africa K001150847 Yes
Martin, J.D. [399/32], Zambia K001148303 Yes
Saunders [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728171 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [188], South Africa K000728128 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K000728179 Yes
Cooper, T. [3243], South Africa K000728129 Yes
Archibald, E.E.A. [7560], South Africa K000728182 Yes
Chase, N.C. [3684], Zimbabwe K001148310 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [69], South Africa K001148752 Yes
Cooper, T. [1186], South Africa K000728122 Yes
Lloyd [s.n.], South Africa K000728158 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [261], Zimbabwe K001148321 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [10], South Africa K000728112 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [240], South Africa K000728105 Yes
Strey, R.G. [4966], South Africa K000728123 Yes
Strey, R.G. [8329], South Africa K000728124 Yes
Archibald, E.E.A. [7588], South Africa K000728174 Yes
Garside, S. [4900], South Africa K000728172 Yes
Angus, A. [1809], Zambia K001148293 Yes
Reynolds, G.W. [5891], South Africa K000728060 Yes
Dyer, R.A. [954], South Africa K000728181 Yes
Kuntze, C.E.O. [s.n.] K000728164 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [21], South Africa K000728096 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [27], South Africa K000728102 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [194], South Africa K000728127 Yes
Robinson, E.A. [2528], Zambia K001148296 Yes
Dyer, R.A. [1720], South Africa K000728189 Yes
Robinson, E.A. [2529], Zambia K001148301 Yes
Winter, B. de [8463], South Africa K000728149 Yes
Marloth [5097] K000728180 Yes
Meeuse, A.D.J. [9974], South Africa K000728077 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728083 Yes
Mogg, A.O.D. [12534], South Africa K000728082 Yes
Archibald, E. [7531], South Africa K000728163 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [2], South Africa K000728146 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [182], South Africa K000728108 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728178 Yes
s.coll [7248], South Africa K000728176 Yes
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4844], South Africa K001148747 Yes
Codd, L.E.W. [2319], South Africa K000728090 Yes
Burrows, J.E. [11028], South Africa K000728157 Yes
Rudall, P. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000728197 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [152], South Africa K000728110 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [206], Zimbabwe K001148312 Yes
Tinley, K.L. [539], South Africa K000728140 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [3], South Africa K000728148 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [136], Swaziland K000728192 Yes
Schultz, R. [43], South Africa K000728086 Yes
Gerrard, W.T. [508], South Africa K000728166 No
Wilson, A.P. [47], South Africa K000728084 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [1], South Africa K000728154 Yes
Zeyher [892], South Africa K000728169 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [22], South Africa K000728100 Yes
Wood, J.M. [11924], South Africa K000728115 Yes
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4855], South Africa K001148746 Yes
Chase, N.C. [7939], Zimbabwe K001148305 Yes
Coetzer, L.A. [138], South Africa K000728099 Yes
Repton, J.E. [5355], South Africa K000728076 Yes
Archibald, E.E.A. [7556] K000728177 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [77], South Africa K000728080 Yes
Long, F.R. [921], South Africa K000728190 Yes
Fries, T.C.E. [941], South Africa K000728165 Yes
Moll [684], South Africa K000728144 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [257], Zimbabwe K001148324 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [80], South Africa K000728079 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [3], South Africa K000728147 Yes
s.coll [6529], South Africa K000728195 Yes
Goldsmith, B. [32/59], Zimbabwe K001148308 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Zimbabwe K001148309 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [[14]], South Africa K000728153 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [241], South Africa K001148750 Yes
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098969 holotype Yes
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098970 holotype Yes
Wilson, A.P. [231], South Africa Dioscorea sylvatica subsp. lydenbergensis K000098971 holotype Yes

First published in S. African Quart. J. 1: 363 (1830)

Accepted by

  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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