The Kalumburu Yam appears to have a fairly small distribution, centred around the Kalumburu area of the Kimberley. It grows in a coastal environment and particularly favours sandy soil behind the beach line, in open woodland country. The vine with its heart shaped leaves, can often be seen growing around the base of other bushes and shrubs. It has trumpet-shaped flowers and greenish leaves, frequently with a yellowish tinge around the edges. Vines are most easily seen during the dry season around May, Jun, Jul. Aug, Sep, Oct and Nov.
The large lumpy yams are edible. The traditional method . . .