Dioscorea

 

Dioscorea is a large genus that includes mostly vines with succulent tubers. It includes the common yam, but also a couple of fairly popular caudiciforms: Dioscorea elephantipes from South Africa and Dioscorea macrostachya from Mexico.

Species and varieties
Dioscorea elephantipes (Hottentot's Bread)
Dioscorea macrostachya (Yam)
Dioscorea sylvatica (Elephant's Foot)
Dioscorea elephantopus synonym of Dioscorea elephantipes (Hottentot's Bread)
Dioscorea mexicana synonym of Dioscorea macrostachya (Yam)

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