Five Leaf Yam ෴ කටු අල

Dioscorea pentaphylla is a species of flowering plant in the yam family known by the common name fiveleaf yam. It is native to southern and eastern Asia as well as New Guinea and northern Australia. It is widely cultivated as a food crop and naturalized in Cuba and on several island chains in the Pacific.

  • Common Name In Sri Lanka: katu Ala (කටු අල)
  • Scientific Name: Dioscorea pentaphylla
  • Habitat: It is native to southern and eastern Asia.
  • Average Length: It may reach 10 meters in length

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