For ID22102019RK2-please help in identification : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Please help in identification of this. Its a local root consumed in Jharkhand.
Local name-Churke
Date-15th August, 2018
Place-Village chewo, Godda, Jharkhand

Dioscorea pentaphylla L. ?

Dioscorea wd. be my guess too. 

one of the rangaloo but be careful of toxic alkaloids identified a century ago.
follow rules set by the local tribals

What are the species of Dioscorea reported from your area ?

May I request you to post the leaves etc. for determination of the species ?

Sorry sir, I don’t have the pictures of leaves and flower.


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