yam plant


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Noun1.yam plant - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
yam - edible tuber of any of several yams
Dioscorea alata, water yam, white yam - grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
Chinese yam, cinnamon vine, Dioscorea batata - hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera - yam of tropical Africa and Asia cultivated for it large tubers
cush-cush, Dioscorea trifida - tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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For some in Malaysia, the yam plant is made into a food product by removing its toxic content.
This difference may have resulted in a nitrogen release not in synchrony with the yam plant demands or even in a lower final sunn hemp residue N availability.
The yam plant showed the usefulness of fertilizer application in improving its productivity as the tuber yield was reduced where fertilizer was not applied at all.