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Wild elephant foot yam
Scientific name of Wild elephant foot yam: Amorphophallus sylvaticus
Name of Wild elephant foot yam in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Vajrakanta,Vanasoorana, Kanana kanda
Hindi: Vansooran, Bansooran
Malayalam: Kattuchena കാട്ടുചേന.
Wild yam is a perennial herb commonly in tropical areas, Western Ghats or semi-evergreen forests, which is a flowering plant and fruiting in may- August period, single stem is an erect, brown stem with white dots, grows up to 2 feet height, with a glossy green leaf, peduncle elongate to 55 cm, fruits are deep yellow to orange.yam found in deep soil, weight up to 1 kg, hairy, and touching may cause itching.
Useful plant parts:
Wild yam is used to treat Vata, Kapha disorders, omitting, cough and sexual weakness.
|Flower of Wild Elephant foot Yam|