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Taxon: Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze

Genus: Tacca
Family: Taccaceae. Also placed in: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 70775
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 2:704. 1891
Name verified on: 31-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-May-2002
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • East Indian arrowroot   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Fiji arrowroot   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Polynesian arrowroot   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • Tahiti arrowroot   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • arrowroot de Tahiti   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • tacca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • ostindisches Teufelsblüte   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Takka   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • pia   (Source: F Hawaii ) – Hawaiian
  • arrowroot de Taití   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • yabia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • fliktacca   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland [n.], Western Australia [n.]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Samoa

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • probably native or naturalized elsewhere in paleotropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 9:156–159.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 4:428.
  • Jardin botanique national de Belgique. 1967–. Flore du Congo, du Rwanda et du Burundi (Flore d'Afrique centrale).
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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