Dioscorea elephantipes


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Noun1.Dioscorea elephantipes - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Hottentot bread, Hottentot's bread - thick edible rootstock of elephant's-foot
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Not quite so pretty is Dioscorea Elephantipes or elephant's foot, a real curiosity of a plant, its deadlooking domed woody trunk puts up long, climbing stems with yellow flowers in autumn, interesting and a charming oddball of a plant.
One favourite southern African, even if it does look like something from the Jurassic Age, is elephant's foot (Dioscorea elephantipes).