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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. orientalis Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1973 Faulkner, H. [4238], Tanzania K000098445 holotype
Jan 1, 1973 Faulkner, H. [4238], Tanzania K001081811
Jul 1, 1971 Graham, R.M. [1912], Kenya K000098444
Wallace, G.B. [719], Tanzania K001147283
Welch, J.R. [230], Tanzania K001147285
Bidgood, S. [1522], Tanzania K001147289
Bidgood, S. [1995], Tanzania K001147291
Burtt, B.D. [5166], Tanzania K001147287
Faulkner, H.G. [4226], Tanzania K001147280
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [4043], Tanzania K001147288
Koning, J. de [9633], Mozambique K000823582
Faulkner, H.G. [670], Tanzania K001147281
Faulkner, H.G. [4224A], Tanzania K001147278
Koning, J. de [9633], Mozambique K000823583
Jackson, G. [1088], Malawi K001148183
s.coll [4479], Mozambique K001148181
Bidgood, S. [1356], Tanzania K001147290
Faulkner, H.G. [4189], Tanzania K001147279
Haerdi, F. [277/0], Tanzania K001147282
Wild, H. [5228], Mozambique K000823584
Moggridge, J.T. [54/36], Kenya K001147273
Kirika, P. [04/09/2008], Kenya K001147275
s.coll [s.n.], Tanzania K001147286
Faulkner, H.G. [670], Tanzania K001147277
Batty, M. [903], Tanzania K001147284
Luke [1823], Kenya K001147274
Koning, J. de [1001], Mozambique K001148182
Faulkner, H.G. [1982], Tanzania K001147276

First published in Kew Bull. 26: 574 (1972)

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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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