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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Dioscorea pentaphylla L., Sp. Pl.: 1032 (1753).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to N. Australia
36 CHC CHH CHS CHT 38 NNS TAI 40 ASS BAN EHM IND MDV NEP SRL WHM (41) and CBD LAO MYA THA VIE 42 BOR JAW LSI MLY MOL PHI SUL SUM 43 NWG 50 QLD (60) fij nue sam ton wal (61) coo mrq sci 62 CRL (63) haw (81) cub
Lifeform: Cl. tuber geophyte
Remarks: Widely cultivated for its edible bulbils.
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts