Dioscorea glabra

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Dioscorea glabra


Taxonavigation: Dioscoreales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: Dioscorea glabra


Dioscorea glabra Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 804 (1832).


  • Heterotypic
    • Dioscorea glabra var. longifolia Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 37 (1914).
    • Dioscorea hongkongensis Uline ex R.Knuth in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 288 (1924).
    • Dioscorea siamensis R.Knuth in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 281 (1924).
    • Dioscorea oryzetorum var. latifolia Prain & Burkill, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 243 (1927).
    • Dioscorea oryzetorum var. mediifolia Prain & Burkill, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 243 (1927).
    • Dioscorea glabra var. vera Prain & Burkill, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 14(1): 357 (1936).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; India; Laos; Malaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicobar Is.; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Roxburgh, W. (†) 1832. Flora Indica; or, descriptions of Indian Plants. by the late William Roxburgh. Serampore: W. Thacker & Co. Calcutta; Parbury, Allen & Co., London. Vol. 1. BHL Reference page. : 3: 804.


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