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This species is accepted, and its native range is French Guiana to E. Bolivia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, French Guiana

Dioscorea melastomatifolia Uline ex Prain appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2015 Schomburgk [224], Guyana K000099106 Unknown type material
May 1, 2015 Jenman [1701], Guyana K000099163 paratype
May 1, 2015 Sagot, P.A. [860], French Guiana K001149816 paratype
May 1, 2015 Sabatier, D.R.L. [5174], French Guiana K001149808
May 1, 2015 Graham, V. [230], Guyana K001149817
May 1, 2015 Fanshawe, D.B. [4284], Guyana K001149811
May 1, 2015 Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001149807 holotype
May 1, 2015 s.coll [1225], Guyana K001149810
May 1, 2015 s.coll [1548], Guyana K001149809
May 1, 2015 Sagot, P.A. [860], French Guiana K001149815 paratype
Apr 1, 2015 Costa, M.A.S. [719], Brazil K001149785
Apr 1, 2015 Vicentini, A. [669], Brazil K001150108
Apr 1, 2015 Cordeiro, I. [1542], Brazil K001149787
Apr 1, 2015 Cordeiro, I. [1543], Brazil K001149786
Apr 1, 2015 Costa, M.A.S. [716], Brazil K001149788
Jan 1, 1984 Spruce, R. [787%], Brazil K000099103 holotype
Jan 1, 1984 Spruce, R. [787%], Brazil K000099104 holotype
Schomburgk [224], Guyana K000099105 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 194 (1916)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0