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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to Japan.

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Introduced into:

Ogasawara-shoto

Dioscorea japonica Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wilson, E.H. [9522], South Korea K001141846
Cribb, P.J. [ASBK527], China K001141861
Chun, N.K. [41535], China K001141880
Chow [105], China K001141858
Cavalerie, J. [236], China K001141868
Cavalerie, J. [7604], China K001141881
Glass, J. [22D], Japan K001150814
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5107], Myanmar K001104815
Togasi, M. [1098], Japan K001141839
Tsiang, Y. [5534], China K001141866
Chung, H.H. [2933], China K001141862
Chung, H.H. [3279], China K001141863
Chung, H.H. [3279], China K001141867
Law, Y.W. [878], China K001141876
Law, Y.W. [878], China K001141877
Furuse, M. [40210], Japan K001141842
Furuse, M. [52969], Japan K001141844
Furuse, M. [52969], Japan K001141845
Furuse, M. [21643], Japan K001141851
Kanai, H. [s.n.], Japan K001141840
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 5107], Myanmar K001104814
Liou, T.N. [148bis], China K001141865
Bullock, T.L. [245], China K000098139 syntype
Ching, R.C. [2484], China K001141864
Shearer, G. [s.n.], China K000098140 syntype
s.coll [79/35] K001141835
s.coll [79a/35] K001141836
s.coll [s.n.] K001141850
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001141855
s.coll [92] K001141857
s.coll [s.n.], China K001141860
s.coll [s.n.] K001142668
Taquet, T. [3317], South Korea K001141847
Taquet, T. [1620], South Korea K001141848
Sonohara, S. [7], Japan K001141841
Suzuki, S. [[88-404,006]], Japan K001141837
Suzuki, S. [[88-404,007]], Japan K001141838
Yao, K. [10473], China K001141856
Komarov [s.n.] K001141895
Xiao Bai-Zhong [4220], China K001141854
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107] K001104813
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104816
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104817
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5107], India K001104818
Yinger, B.R. [2572] K001141849
Nie, M.X. [92297], China K001141859
Wang Yang-Ming [311], China K001141878
Wang Yang-Ming [352], China K001141879
Kobayashi, S. [15022], Japan K001141843

First published in J.A.Murray, Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 889 (1784)

Accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

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