Dioscorea polystachya

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyDioscoreaceae
Family (Traditional)Dioscoreaceae
GenusDioscorea
SpeciesDioscorea polystachya Turcz.
Common Name
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant NotesTN-IPPC Rank: Established Threat
Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: vine - forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Fayette (KY), Floyd (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Martin (KY), Menifee (KY), Monroe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Pike (KY), Robertson (KY), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Marion (TN), Putnam (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100092863 Clinton Kentucky 03 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-854
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100720810 Menifee Kentucky 21 Jun 1987 Ross C. Clark
21132
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093002 Martin Kentucky 23 Jul 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8989
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092913 Floyd Kentucky 08 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8543
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092962 Lee Kentucky 09 Aug 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
8000
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092947 Laurel Kentucky 15 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8567
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092954 Laurel Kentucky 15 Jun 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-402
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100724887 Garrard Kentucky 08 Jun 2010 W.W. Overbeck
541
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093028 Montgomery Kentucky 30 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
775
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092871 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
338
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093051 Pike Kentucky 14 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
9246.5
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092830 Calloway Kentucky 30 Jun 1985 Raymond Athey
5117
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092996 Marion Kentucky 12 Oct 1998 Timothy J. Weckman
4440
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092905 Fayette Kentucky 01 Jan 1997 Danny Husband
512
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092939 Harlan Kentucky 24 May 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5642
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092855 Clark Kentucky 01 Sep 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
6127
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092897 Fayette Kentucky 26 Aug 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4735
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092822 Bath Kentucky 27 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
667
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093036 Montgomery Kentucky 18 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1390
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092921 Harlan Kentucky 29 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
326
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093044 Pike Kentucky 09 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8592
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092889 Cumberland Kentucky 07 Sep 1997 Ross C. Clark
23754
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092970 Madison Kentucky 20 May 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
1430
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093077 Robertson Kentucky 15 May 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7047
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092848 Carter Kentucky 01 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10584
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004512 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100092988 Madison Kentucky 18 Oct 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-630
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
31234100093010 McCreary Kentucky 25 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E25.6
EKY
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004513 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004515 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004508 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004514 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004509 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004510 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
ETSU002409 Unicoi Tennessee 18 Aug 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Dioscorea polystachya
ETSU002410 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Dioscorea polystachya
UCHT008196 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Dioscorea polystachya
UCHT008199 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Dioscorea polystachya
UCHT008195 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Dioscorea polystachya
HTTU026211 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Dioscorea polystachya
UOS07105 Van Buren Tennessee 22 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004504 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004507 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004511 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004506 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004503 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004505 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA004516 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
MDKY00003857 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Dioscorea polystachya
TENN-V-0071740 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Dioscorea polystachya
UCHT008194 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Dioscorea polystachya
BEREA024708 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Dioscorea polystachya
HTTU026210 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Dioscorea polystachya
UOS07104 Franklin Tennessee 13 Sep 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Dioscorea polystachya
UOS07106 Franklin Tennessee 25 Aug 2000 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Dioscorea polystachya
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Dioscorea polystachya - Dwayne Estes
Dioscorea polystachya - Dwayne Estes
Dioscorea polystachya - Joey Shaw
Dioscorea polystachya - Joey Shaw
Dioscorea polystachya - Joey Shaw
Dioscorea polystachya - Joey Shaw
Dioscorea polystachya - Milo Pyne
Dioscorea polystachya - Milo Pyne
Dioscorea polystachya - Theo Witsell
Dioscorea polystachya - Theo Witsell
Dioscorea polystachya - Theo Witsell
Dioscorea polystachya - Theo Witsell