Dioscorea alata

Ubi badak

  • Fazliza 8y

    I search in www.fleppc.org/ID_book/Dioscorea alata.pdf said that the species is Dioscorea alata... please inform me if I got wrong....

    Some addtional information:

    Family: Dioscoreaceae
    Scientific name: Dioscorea alata L.
    Common name:
    English: The Greater yam
    Malay: Pokok ubi, ubi tiyang, ubi nasi (akar), nasi paha kerbau, ubi pandang
    Javanese: Uwi
    Thai Man
    Habitat: The Greater Yam is a cultigen. Its prototype is similar to Dioscorea persimillis Prain and Burkill, and Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook. f. The former of these two is found in Tonkin and adjoining parts of China. It is sometimes found in deep forests of Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia.

    Medicinal use: The tuber is used in India as a poultice to reduce swellings, and perhaps, to heal snake bites and scorpion stings as well. Malays make a similar application in syphilitic ulcers and leprosy.
  • EthnoFlora 8y

    Yes that is probably correct
  • David Badagnani 7y

    Does "badak" mean "short"?
  • Ahmad Fuad Morad 3y

    "badak" is rhinoceros in Malay.
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