White yam (Matey alu)

White yam (Matey alu)


Indian name: Matey alu
Scientific name: Dioscorea alata
Part used: underground modified stem

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: D. alata

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