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H Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 240732) with original publication details: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 7: 158 1837.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Dioscorea batatas Decne. Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea batatas f. clavata Makino Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea batatas f. daikok Makino Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea batatas f. flabellata Makino Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea batatas f. rakuda Makino Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea batatas f. tsukune Makino Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea cayennensis var. pseudobatatas Hauman Synonym L WCSP
Dioscorea decaisneana Carrière Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea doryphora Hance Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea potaninii Prain & Burkill Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea pseudobatatas (Hauman) Herter Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea rosthornii Diels Synonym H WCSP
Dioscorea swinhoei Rolfe Synonym H WCSP

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-240732, and has not been changed.