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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea deltoidea
 

The leaves and flowers by Krishan Lal; Flowers of India

  
Author:  Nathaniel Wallich 1842
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  China, Kashmir, Nepal 450-3100m
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  Cream-Whitish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:   
   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Nathaniel Wallich in 1842. It is found in forests of China, Kashmir, Nepal and perhaps Afghanistan and Pakistan, growing in a rich soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to three meters in height. The flowers are cream-white. This is yet another dioecious Dioscoreaceae: Either male or female plant.

The caudexes from Herbal Medicine.