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species

Hottentot-bread
Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Hér.) Engl.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Dioscoreales »  family Dioscoreaceae »  genus Dioscorea - yam

Scientific synonyms

Tamus elephantipes L'Her.
Testudinaria elephantipes (L'Her.) Lindl.
Dioscorea elephantopus

Other names

= Elephant's Foot
= Hottentot Bread
= Hottentot's Bread
= Tortoise Back Plant
= Tortoise Plant
= Turtleback

Least Concern

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