Dioscorea pentaphylla L.

Family : Dioscoriaceae

Local name : Pachpotia aloo

Bulbils profuse, globose or ellipsoid; flesh yellow or purplish; leaves alternate, 3-5 foliate, middle leaflet larger than the others; male flowering axis on leafless branches; capsules ascending; seeds winged at base.

Distribution : Sporadic, often planted.

Uses :  Tubers used in rheumatic pain, anthelmintic and abortifacient.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam