Author : Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1908
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Habitat : South Africa
The elephant foot, Dioscorea elephantipes, is a perennial deciduous caudiciform vine belonging to the monocot yam family (Dioscoreaceae). The enlarged, exposed tuberous base is a water-storing organ, called a caudex . The caudex most often reaches a diameter of 60-90 cm, but sometimes 3 (or more) meter and is covered in tough armor-like plates. It produces a seasonal clinging growth up to 6 metres long. The leaves are heart-shaped. It bears small insignificant yellowish green flowers.
Rooted caudex of 5/6 cm. This plant is sent with the pot. A part of the caudex is under the soil and is bigger than indicated.
THESE PLANT WILL BE AVAILABLE THE THIRD WEEK OF DECEMBER
OUR PLANTS ARE SENT WITH THE POT OR BARE ROOTS. PLEASE CONSULT OUR CONDITIONS OF SALE BECAUSE NO GUARANTEE IS GIVEN REGARDING THEIR RETURN. THEY ALSO TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK, THE CARRIER YOU HAVE CHOSEN REMAINS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DELIVERY. YOU MUST CONTACT HIM IN CASE OF A DELIVERY PROBLEM, WITH THE TRACKING NUMBER YOU HAVE RECEIVED.