Also known as:
- Wild Yam
- Elephant's Foot
vine / climber, bulb / corm / tuber
sun, bright shade, mostly shade
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Ecklon Cape Province, South Africa, related to D. paniculata and D. Elephantipes. The Bantu people specially treat the caudex for eating. Many dioscorea are poisonous and require special preparation before becoming edible. Rarely offered in cultivation.