few dried air-bulbs.
This member of the Dioscoreaceae
family was described by Joseph Decaisne in 1854. Found in China, but spread around
the world as a crop. The long caudex will grow well in a well-drained
soil, given some water and lots of sun. It can get up to 60 cm in
diameter, the vines can reach 6 meters. The flower is
The leaves are close to D. mexicana, but the caudex are much longer and
it get these "air-bulbs":
It can stand
temperatures down to -18 C.