[gardeners] kaempfer

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 08:58:28 -0700

A friend just brought a poster from Thailand illustrating vegetables used 
in Thai cuisine.  There are a few I'm unfamiliar with. Does anyone know 
alternative or botanical names for Ivy Gourd, Kaempfer or Cork Wood 
Tree?  Kaempfer is especially interesting since it appears to be a cluster 
of succulent roots, yellow in color, appearing to be about the size of 
icicle radishes.  Why in the world would it have a German name?  Thanks, 
Margaret L