Dioscorea alata L. – D. alata can be mistaken for D.bulbifera, one of the main differences between the 2 is that in the former the “stem climbs to the right” [in a clockwise direction, whereas in the latter, the “stem climbs to the left” [in an anti-clockwise direction]. Also seen are the characteristic 4 – winged / 4 – angled stems, often with ‘bulb-like’ tubers.





Images by A. Lalithamba, Identified by Surajit Koley(Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Tacca chantrieri

Images by Vijayasankar & Prasad K. Das      



Species, genera & family pages of‎‎‎ Dioscoreaceae are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future.
Most of the species pages were done by … earlier. More images has been added now.