Dioscorea esculenta – Famine Foods

Dioscorea esculenta

Uses

Bangladesh – Lalmonirhat District. Identified as poisonous, by the United States Department of Agriculture. Leaves and tubers eaten. Boiled in water, [tuber(?)] mashed after mixing with oil and hot pepper.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Lour.) Burkill.
Vernaculars:
Bangladeshi: Boro alu. English: Lesser yam

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