|Elephant foot yam|
|Amorphophallus paeoniifolius |
| A. campanulata |
Elephant foot yam is basically a crop of Southeast Asian origin. It grows in wild form in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries. In India it is grown mostly in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. In India it is popularly known as Jimmikand, Suran and Chenna.
However, in Tonga, teve was seen as the most inferior of all yam species, only to be eaten if really nothing else was available.