Tubers often over half a metre wide, rough, grooved and bark-like, resembling an elephant's foot. Leaves alternate, more or less heart-shaped, 3-5 cm wide, 7-9 nerved. Male and female flowers in racemes; summer to autumn. Fruit capsule about 1.5 cm wide. Seed wing terminal, short.
Sometimes grown as a curiosity.
Source: (2005). Dioscoreaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.