Scientific name: Dioscorea alata L.
Local name: ‘Kath Alu’, ‘Kham Alu’, ‘Gach Alo’
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)
Leaf: chordate, dark green.
Economic Importance: Tubers are boiled with arums, mushrooms, cooked with vegetables and mixed with rice. Tuber paste is applied on cancerous wounds, leprosy, gonorrhea, blood pressure and in skin diseases.