This name is a synonym of Dioscorea japonica Thunb..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 453416) with original publication details: Rep. (Annual) Taihoku Bot. Gard. 3: 74 1933.
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