Dioscorea alata

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    Ubi badak

    1. Fazliza 99 months ago | reply

      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.

    2. EthnoFlora 98 months ago | reply

      Yes that is probably correct

    3. dbadagna 82 months ago | reply

      Does "badak" mean "short"?

    4. Ahmad Fuad Morad 38 months ago | reply

      "badak" is rhinoceros in Malay.

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