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Date of issue: 4 February 1993
Artist: Jack Wunuwun
Designer: C. Atkinson
Printer: Prinset Cambec

One of four stamps featurning Aboriginal traditional artists, only this one with a plant theme.
The artist Jack Wunuwun's name for this artwork is 'Yam'.

Plant: Dioscorea transversa


'Long Yam'

Slender climber, annual above-ground parts from perennial tuber which is up to 50 cm long
and 5 cm diameter. Leaves heart-shaped.

The tuber is much sought after by Aboriginal people, eaten raw or roasted, and tastes similar
to sweet-potato.


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