Chinese yam

Dioscorea polystachya

  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Chinese yam
  • Flower name
    Chinese yam
  • Scientific name
    Dioscorea polystachya
  • AliasChinese yam, 大和芋
  • Place of originTemperate regions such as China
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

What is Chinese yam

Chinese yam, scientific name:Dioscorea polystachya , is native to temperate regions such as China, i is perennial plant of the Department Dioscoreaceae, of the Dioscorea genus . Summer, give the creamy white flower spikes. A group in Group 3 of the dioscorea (Yam) belongs to the Chinese Yam dioscorea opposita group, IMO ichou形. Leaves are fleshy and glossy and the arrowhead shape. Strainer Potato Yam dish, Yam rice, Yam Soba or yamakake, strip or strips, vinegar soy sauce. Grows at the base of the leaf buds are eaten dry said. Dry 8 taste hachimi and 6 flavors round who use drugs and herbs. Native unlike wild Yam, and Yam (Yam, Yam). Stocked are harvested in the fall, will be shipped all year round. Yam cultivation species, more moisture and less sticky. Incidentally and 3 of Yam, become cylindrical potato "Yam", potato-like 'tsukuneimo group', and Yam is among Chinese Yam dioscorea opposita flat in Ginkgo biloba type.

Common name: Chinese yam , scientific name:Dioscorea polystachya synonymous:Dioscorea batatas, , Temperate regions, such as place of origin: China, height: 55 cm, maximum diameter:23.5cm, weight: 680 g, foreign male and female, color: white, flowering period: August-September, harvest: the fall


  • Eye
    Dioscoreales
  • Family
    Dioscoreaceae
  • Genus
    Dioscorea
  • Species
    D. polystachya
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typePerennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 55.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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