I have seen both in a market and in a botanic garden a desert (?) plant which looks like a ball (20 cm diameter) of dried wood, with a lot of cracks/grooves, from the middle of which a small trunk (10cm) grows. Do you know the name?

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    You got me curious now, do you have a picture by any chance?
    – benn
    Commented Jun 14, 2019 at 8:27
  • Unfortunately no, not now... do you have any guess?
    – m137
    Commented Jun 14, 2019 at 9:20
  • Desert plants that look like rock is usually Lithops, but with 20 cm diameter not!
    – benn
    Commented Jun 14, 2019 at 9:24

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Found: Dioscorea Elephantipes !

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