Dioscorea composita

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Dioscorea composita


Taxonavigation: Dioscoreales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Dioscoreales

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: Dioscorea composita


Dioscorea composita Hemsl., 1884


  • Heterotypic
    • Dioscorea tepinapensis Uline ex R.Knuth, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 204 (1917).
    • Dioscorea tepinapensis var. aggregata Uline ex R.Knuth, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 205 (1917).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Hemsley, W.B., 1884}}. Biologia Centrali-Americani; or, Contributions to the Knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America edited by F. Ducane Godman and Osbert Slavin. Botany. London 3:354.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: barbasco
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