identify a plant?
sphinkson at worldnet.att.net
Thu Aug 12 18:03:18 EST 1999
Cool all !
I think we've got it narrowed down. Thanks !
I have a photo of Dioscorea bulbifera. The aerial tubers look like what I
planted. The vine doesn't. The leaves are much more deltoid, and the vine
has 4 "wings".
Anyone know of a detailed description of Dioscorea alata, or a photo?
> Steve Hinkson wrote:
> > To all Spanish speakers, and anyone interested in ethnic foods:
> > I need help identifying a vegetable. I bought what seems to be a
> > tuber. It was at a Latino market and labeled "name" I assume that's
> > pronounced "Naa-may"?
> > It may be an Ipomoea or Diosorea. Grew a vine with HUGE (20 cm X 15
> > cm) heart shaped leaves. The vine stem is distinctly four sided, and
> > somewhat flanged.
> > any ideas?
> One of the 'true' yams. Pronounced 'NYAH-may'. Friend of mine in the
> Peace Corp spent two years in Veraguas, Panama running a coop for the
> local 'name' farmers. Very popular in central/south America.
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