Rajania prestoniensis R.Knuth, 1924:337



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of R. microphylla by (Humphreys et al., 2019).


Conservation Status


Last record: 14 November 1914





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Knuth, R. (1924) Dioscoreaceae In: Engler, H.G.A. (Ed.) Das Planzenreich 87 (IV. 43). H.R. Engelmann (J. Cramer), Leipzig, 387 pp.


Other references:

Berazaín, R. (2009). The extinct Flora of Cuba. Bissea 3(2): 1.

Borhidi, A. & Muñiz, O. (1983). Catálogo de Plantas Cubanas Amenazadas o Extinguidas: 1-85. Acad. Ci. de Cuba, La Habana.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Raz, Lauren. (2016). Untangling the West Indian Dioscoreaceae: New combinations, lectotypification and synonymy. Phytotaxa 258 (1): 26-48.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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