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Also known as chagas-miúda, cinco-chagas; sapatinho-do-diabo (devil's slipper), sapatinho-de-Yaya (Yaya's slipper), trepadeira-crem (crem-climber) e crem-do-mato (bushes-crem). It is a perennial liana that looks very fragile externally, which blooms in the spring and vegetate until late fall, when it dries completely. Bulbs always deeply buried guarantee survival for long periods, including extreme cold, growing again in the spring. Their bulbs are used as seasoning (bitter root) for possessing a palate much appreciated in cooking, especially in the preparation of meats. As time passes, the bulbs will become increasingly large, old bulbs can weight several pounds. Also have ornamental potential, for the beauty and amount of flowers as the bulb grows. Blooms on long stems of tens of meters, completely covering fences and trellises. Of European origin, came to the tropics brought by Italians and Germans who really appreciate their consumption. The preparation is very simple to use. The cultivation is restricted to plant the bulb and go picking some from 8 months of planting, always leaving some to continue production.