Yams in Australia, climbing yams and growing yams from tubers.
Discorea alata and other yams are grown as a vegetable crop. Most are a tropical vine or climbing plants and require at least sub tropical conditions to grow properly. It is the root or tuber that is eaten as a vegetable
Dioscorea batatis and other diocorea species which are tropical vines. Dioscorea transversa is the Native Yam, known as ‘midiny’ or ‘wanka-parlu’.
Grown widely in South America, Central America and the West Indies, they are also popular in Asia and Africa. Remember that yams require a tropical to sub tropical climate to grow well.
See also: Dioscorea trifida, Dioscorea alata, Dioscorea esculenta, Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea cayensis.
Yams are often confused with the ‘sweet potato’ however they are not actually related.
For Dioscorea transversa try:
PO Box 171 Kenilworth Queensland, 4574