Chinese Potato is a perennial herb native to India and tropical Africa. It is cultivated in parts of West Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia for its edible tubers. It is a herb with prostrate or ascending habit and a succulent stem reaching up to 15-30 cm in length, forming tubers in clusters around the base of the stem. The tubers are small and dark-brown. The stem is decumbent or ascending, quadrangular, with densely pubescent on the angles and roots at the nodes. The leaves are rather thick, juicy, faintly aromatic when bruised and arranged oppositely.
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