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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    01 / 01 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Winter

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Daytona Beach

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    Neil Bock

Notes:

I found these under a tree on a golf course. It looks very much like a potato, but much firmer. This may be the tree, but I canÕt see any sign of bloom or growth in the tree.

Comments

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Great job Stone!

    January 3rd, 2019 at 10:29am

  • Neil Bock Apprentice says:

    I did find some still hanging on a dying vine. I picked one that was still green and it immediately exuded a sticky white sap from the stem spot. A local nursery owner confirmed the ID as Òair potatoÓ and warned me that they could be quite poisonous. Now IÕll have to try to get the golf course owner or manager to order a supply of beetles and Òeat Ôem up.Ó Thamksforthe help with the ID.

    January 3rd, 2019 at 7:29am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/five-facts-air-potatoes-in-florida/

    January 2nd, 2019 at 4:34pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Looks like it came off the vine in the tree… Dioscorea sp. AKA air potato or yam.

    January 2nd, 2019 at 2:05pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Curious! Can you repost with pix of the interior?

    January 1st, 2019 at 11:26am

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