Corky tuber stores water: Hottentot bread plant
The desert Hottentot bread plant stores vast amounts of water in a large, underground corky tuber.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|(Underground) water storage containers that resist leaks and bacterial growth.|
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Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Hér.) Engl.
[Hottentot-bread, Elephant's foot]
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: (Underground) water storage containers that resist leaks and bacterial growth.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Water storage