Dioscorea aculeata L.
Dioscorea fasciculata Roxb.
Dioscorea sativa auct.
Oncus esculentus Lour.
Family: Dioscoreaceae - Yam family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jointa alu, Maitya Alu
Tribal Name: Huishudui (Khumi), Pile alu (Chakma), Aapang (Marma), Kurma Budo (Marma), Tha Mamarwrak (Tripura)
Twining annual herbs, tubers oblong, stem twining to the right. Leaves simple, opposite, glabrous.Male inflorescence of spikes, axillary.Female inflorescence of spike ascending.
Tuber cooked as vegetable (Khumi).
Tubers are eaten as food after boiling or roasting(Chakma, Marma).