Common name: Intoxicating Yam, Asiatic Bitter Yam • Malayalam: Podava Kelengu • Marathi: Baichandi, Bhul Kand, Dukar Kand • Sanskrit: Hastyaluka • Tamil: Kavalakodi, Pei Perendai, Periperendai • Telugu: Chanda gadda, Puli dumpa, Tellaagini geddalu, Thella chanda gadda, Thella gadda • Mizo: Liliam, Niliam
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to N. Australia as per WCSP;


Dioscorea hispida:
Flowers of Dioscorea hispida
At Sagargad,Alibag
16 Jul,2012

Requesting to please ID this climber captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.
Unfortunately, this is the only pic I have, is this enough to ID?

This could be a Dioscorea sp. (note the venation). But its is still a guess.

Agree. This looks like Dioscorea hispida. Please check these links

Thank you … for ID and reference links…


ID KANNUR 07 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify this seedling…. is it Dioscoria or a legume?

Should be Dioscorea hispida

Dioscorea hispida ? – Virar- PKA-1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Seen this climber in Virar region near Mumbai.
Looks like Dioscorea hispida ?
Pl. validate the ID..
Date/Time: 29-07-2017 / 11:15AM

I also think appears close as per images at Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Wonderful sighting …! Such nice blooming !! To me, yes, Dioscorea hispida. I remember the trifoliate leaves; I had seen the plant at Karnala Bird Sanctuary.    

115 ID wild plant: 9 images.

Please ID wild plant. Fruits are hanging downwards, green in colour, like the tail of (dart arrow).  Sorry fruits image is not clear.
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 03.07.2021, 02.40pm
Altitude: 1400fsl
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: climbing, branches, flexible  thorned white designed hard old stem, orbital rhizomes, hairy young stem, perennial
Height: 09 meters
Leaves: alternate, trifoliate, ovate, apex, hairy, size:15×9cm or less
Flower: bunches, racemose inflorescence, diameter:02mm, green, mild fragrance
Fruit: green triangular grooved maxima
Camera: Samsung Galaxy A21s

Spiny stem belongs to the same plant ?

Dioscorea hispida

Yes, dear … One is thorned old stem and other is hairy with alternate pedicled young stem, both stem images are of single plant.

Yes, it is dear … Thank you for ID my plant,


Dioscoreaceae: Dioscorea hispida Dennst.: 1 image.
synonym: Dioscorea daemona Roxb.
location/date: Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, October 1994


SK 3986 June 2024: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Nuwakot, Nepal
Date: 14 June 2024
Altitude: 1000m.
Habitat : Wild
Dioscorea kamoonensis Kunth ??

This is

Nepali Name : भार्लाङ्ग Bhaafrlaang  / गिट्ठो Gittho