The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Dioscorea lepcharum Prain & Burkill (year?)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1909

Rediscovered in ?



Arunachal Pradesh, India Pradesh, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Prain, D. and Burkil, I. H. (1914). A synopsis of the Dioscorea of the world, Africa excluded, with descriptions of new species, and varieties. J. & Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10(1): 5-41.


Other references:

Saikia, Bhaskar et al. (2014). Rediscovery of Dioscorea lepcharum Prain & Burkil [Dioscoreaceae] – from Arunachal Pradesh, India Pradesh, India after a century. Pleione 8(1): 178-180.


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