Dioscorea alata

Uses

India (Madras Presidency): cooked tubers eaten. (Maharashtra [Raigad district]: tubers and bulbils eaten raw after cleaning. Samoa: cooked roots eaten. Tanzania: unspecified part [tuber?] eaten, in the Rufiji, Kilway and Mtwara areas. Thailand (northeast): tuber eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.
Vernaculars:
Hindi [Sanskrit?]: Dukharkand. Tamil: Yams kalung. Telugu: Niluva pendalum. Samoa: Ufi vao.

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