Pasadena California mid Jan (lost last year's vine due to cold)
Three month old seedlings; you can already see the caudex forming.
Sorry for the bad picture quality! The image was taken at the Botanical Garden in Prague, Czech Republic.
Sorry for the bad quality! This picture was taken at the Prague Botanical Garden; Czech republic
my own plant early winter (had a previous vine about 12' long) in Tarzana, California
Newly arrived caudex
This plant helps in the manufacture of some steroids.
leaves in mid summer on young plant in my yard, southern California
Plant that rooted in first year from purchase.
Flowers on Elephant Foot, not known if they are male or female flowers, as it produces both.
insides of an overwatered plant in less than perfect soil... half rotted showing the gooey yam 'meat' inside
show winner, San Gabriel cactus show, Los Angeles 2010
At the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.
Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park, Spokane, WA