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Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« on: September 25, 2022, 05:45:13 PM »
Hey Forum,

I was visiting a friend recently and remarked on the leaves of a plant Id never seen before and he gave me an off shoot of what he described as I dont know what the hell its called but it produces a giant edible potatoe and here grow one too.







Can anyone ID this?

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Joe

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Re: Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 07:39:07 PM »
Elephant foot yam?

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Re: Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2022, 10:30:35 PM »
Definitely amorphophallus of some sort!!!

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Re: Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 11:57:05 PM »
Wow Nate and daintree I think you guys nailed this one, because now that I think of it my buddy also said its related to the corpse flower need to read up further on this and if its even edible, definitely the most unusual plant I own now lol.

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Re: Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2022, 01:30:50 AM »
Looks like Konnyaku.
Handle cut tuber with care (gloves) due to oxalate irritation.

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Re: Help ID this plant, a tropical edible tuber?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2022, 08:35:25 AM »
Be careful about eating this. It will need very thorough cooking at minimum and still may not be a real edible type.
They are known to cause throat itchiness
https://www.simpleindianmom.in/cooking-yam/#:~:text=Why%20Does%20Elephant%20Yam%20Cause%20Itching%3F&text=The%20Yam%20peels%20contains%20calcium,some%20time%20and%20is%20irritating.

 

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