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:

Merckx, Vincent, Schols, Peter, Kamer, Hiltje Maas-van de, Maas, Paul, Huysmans, Suzy and Smets, Erik. (2006). Phylogeny and evolution of Burmanniaceae (Dioscoreales) based on nuclear and mitochondrial data. American Journal of Botany 93(11): 1684-1698.

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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