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  Dioscorea esculenta
 
  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill, Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 1: 396. 1917; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1510(1055). 1928; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 413. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 626. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 693. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 874. 2009. Oncus esculentus Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 194. 1790. Dioscorea spinosa Roxb. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6:291.1892.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukizhangu, Cheruvallikizhangu, Nanakizhangu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description:
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
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