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  • Date Photo Taken

    01 / 08 / 2014

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    Panama City

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This fruit grows on a vine with large heart shaped leaves. It was found in Panama City fla. The vine grows to about 10 feet and then dies back to the ground. It re-emerges in the spring or will grow from the fruit.


  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    The Air Potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, is a weed and cultivated plant, in tropical climates. The weed type is easily recognized be its’ round tubers. The cultivated type has larger leaves than the weed, and the tubers are larger with several flattened angles. The cultivated type is planted in Spring and harvested in Fall. It would do well as an annual in temperate climates. The tubers get to be up to a couple pounds each, cook up easily, then can be placed in a recipe. They make great hash-browns!

    February 20th, 2014 at 12:43pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Air potato. Dioscorea bulbifera. Extremely invasive, but can be controlled. While some varieties are edible, I wouldn’t count on it.

    January 9th, 2014 at 10:56am

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