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Dioscorea deltoidea Wall. ex Kunth.

Dioscoreaceae.
Local Name:
Saki,Saki Ganda.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
An annual, tuberous and climber herb,found in sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple,alternate ovate-chordate,glabrous above. Inflorescence a spike.Male spike solitary, axillary and selender. Female spike solitary,selender few-flowered. Fruit a capsule, obovate. Seeds winged all round.
Flowering and Fruiting:
June-September.
Harvesting Time:
August-November.
Medicinal Value:
Locally powder of tuber for indigestion, sore throat is common.
Part Used:
Tuber.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy .
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