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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Testudinaria elephantipes

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Testudinaria elephantipes or elephants food. This plant closely related to Dioscorea (yams), was eaten by the Hottentots but is now used only by animals & baboon. The tuber has a corky cover. [Shantz travel journal, Aug. 25, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190825_36125_m
Created: 
1919-08-25
City: 
Cape Town
City Then: 
Cape Town
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Place: 
Kirstenbosch
Province: 
Western Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No