Dioscorea nipponica

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Dioscorea nipponica


Taxonavigation: Dioscoreales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: Dioscorea nipponica



Dioscorea nipponica Makino, Ill. Fl. Japan 1(7): 2 (1891).


  • Heterotypic
    • Dioscorea acerifolia var. rosthornii Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 261 (1900).
    • Dioscorea acerifolia Uline ex Prain & Burkill, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 73(2 Suppl.): 7 (1904 publ. 1905), nom. illeg.
    • Dioscorea nipponica var. jamesii Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 14 (1914).
    • Dioscorea nipponica var. rosthornii (Diels) Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 14 (1914).
    • Dioscorea nipponica var. pubescens Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 30: 274 (1916).
    • Dioscorea giraldii R.Knuth in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 315 (1924).
    • Dioscorea nipponica f. jamesii (Prain & Burkill) Kitag., J. Jap. Bot. 40: 138 (1965).
    • Dioscorea nipponica subsp. rosthornii (Diels) C.T.Ting, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(3): 70 (1979).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Asie
    • Regional: Eastern Asie
      • Amur; China North-Central; China South-Central; China Southeast; Inner Mongolia; Japan; Khabarovsk; Korea; Manchuria; Primorye; Qinghai

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



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Vernacular names

日本語: ウチワドコロ(団扇野老)
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