Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera)

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airpot 1


  • Tall-climbing, twining vine with heart-shaped leaves;
  • Forms potato-like tubers of variable size;
  • Stems to 66 feet or more in length

airpot 2

  1. Central and South Florida;
  2. Most habitats;

Reasons To Removed: 

  1. Can quickly engulf native vegetation, climbing high into mature tree canopies damaging supporting plants; 
  2. Produces large numbers of aerial tubers accelerating its spread.

Method Of Removal:

  1. Manual removal of plant;
  2. Inspect area and remove tubers;
  3. Follow up visits are necessary to assure removal.

Content updated Date June 18, 2004