Family: Dioscoreaceae - Yam family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Roam Alu
Tribal Name: Mo Alu (Chakma)
A twining herb, stem twining to the left. Bulbils abundant, smooth. Leaves alternate, blade cordiform with the long acuminate apex. Flowers white, in axilary paniculate spikes. Male flowers sessile. Fruit a capsule.
Tubers and Bulbils are edible after boiled or cooking (Chakma, Tripura, Marma).