Synonym ► D. aculeata Linn. D. faciculata Roxb. D. spinosa Roxb ex Wall.
Dioscorea prazeri Prain & Burkill. 217
Family ► Dioscoreaceae.
Habitat ► Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bengal, Assam and the Andamans.
English ► Lesser Yam, Karen Potato.
Ayurvedic ► Madhvaaluka.
Siddha/Tamil ► Musilam, Valli kilangu, Siruvalli Kilangu.
Action ► Tubers are starchy and free from dioscorine, contain 71.29% carbohydrates, 10.82% albuminoids.
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