- long vines usually with heart shaped leaves fall off in dry season, but tuber remains dormant in the ground
- some species have edible, tuber-like fruits, called gandolan, that grow on the vine
- Dioscorea sp. (Dioscoreaceae)
- many species
- tubers of various sizes, most of which are edible, but some of which, e.g. gadung, sekapa, contain poison and are only edible if poison is removed by washing
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