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Taxon: Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott

Genus: Colocasia
Family: Araceae subfamily: Aroideae tribe: Colocasieae.
Nomen number: 11177
Place of publication: H. Schott & S. L. Endlicher, Melet. bot. 18. 1832
Name verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
PRª.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • cocoyam   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • dasheen   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • eddo   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • elephant's-ear   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • taro   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • colocasie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Taro   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Zehrwurzel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • arum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • toran   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:92.) – Transcribed Korean
  • daun keladi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Malay
  • inhame   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • inhame-branco   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • inhame-da-África   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • inhame-da-costa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • taioba-de-São-Tomé   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • madumbe   (Source: J SAfr Soc Hort Sci ) – South Africa (Zulu)
  • alcocaz   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • colocasia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • malanga   (Source: F LAnt ) – Spanish
  • tayoba   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • taro   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco
  • AUSTRALASIA
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Europe [s.]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [s.e.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • probable origin tropical Asia

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Check other web resources for Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Colocasia esculenta cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?11177 (24 July 2014)

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