Anaty, referred to the Alyawarr language group from Utopia, as Bush potato or Desert yam. It is a source of bush tucker food for Aboriginal people in central Australia. The yams are cooked in the hot earth beside the camp fire.
It's Binomial name is 'Ipomoea costata'. It produces large purplish-pink trumpet flowers and can be found in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland.
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The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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