This climbing vine is often found scrambling over shrubs or fallen timber in close tropical-savannah. It has bright green heart shaped leaves, tiny greenish-yellow flowers, and long green seed pods. It usually dies during the dry season, but during Feb, Mar, Apr, and May can be found with new growth springing up from the underground tuber.
Although the seeds and the seed sprouts and sometimes the seed pods were eaten in Asia, Aboriginal people used the underground tuber as a food resource. When dug up it looks like a long white parsnip. The tuber was eaten either raw . . .