Family: Dioscoreaceae - Yam family
Growth Habit: Vine
Tribal Name: Ho (Khumi)
A slender twining herb, tuber stalked, stem twining to the right, glabrous. Leaves alternate, cordate.Male inflorescence stout.Female inflorescence axillary.Flower sessile.
Tuber cooked as vegetable (Khumi).
Shoots are used for the treatment of heart trouble in Rema-Kalenga. Chakma of Chittagong Hill Tracts use fresh leaves for the treatment of jaundice and mumps.
Forest areas of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulvi Bazar and Sylhet.