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common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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(Colocasia esculenta), a tropical perennial plant of the family Araceae. The large tubers of taro, weighing up to 4 kg, are used as food, boiled or fried like potatoes; the young etiolated leaves are cooked like asparagus. Taro is one of the most ancient cultivated plants. It is grown mainly in the moist tropical and subtropical regions of the eastern hemisphere and is an especially popular food in Oceania. It can be cultivated on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus.


1. an aroid plant, Colocasia esculenta, cultivated in the tropics for its large edible rootstock
2. the rootstock of this plant
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La Colocasia esculenta es nativa de areas desconocidas de Asia, pero en la actualidad es cultivada en los tropicos de ambos hemisferios y a menudo escapa o persiste en areas abandonadas.
The Tai-Khamyangs of Assam, India use leaves of Colocasia esculenta against jaundice [91].
Stems of Colocasia esculenta were collected from Dhaka district, Bangladesh during April 2013.
Callus growth and plantlet regeneration in taro, Colocasia esculenta var.
Glucose tolerance property of methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta leaves was determined as per the procedure previously described by Joy and Kuttan (1999) with minor modifications.
Key words: Spodoptera litura; tobacco pests, trap crop plus biological control strategy, Colocasia esculenta.
Black Magic is also known as Colocasia esculenta, according to the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center in New York.
Two of the formulations were simple, as for instance Leaves of Colocasia esculenta were used to treat diabetes, and the unripe fruits of Carica papaya used to treat jaundice.
The principal tuber crops of economic importance in Nigeria include Dioscorea rotundata (white yam), Dioscorea alata (water yam), Xanthosoma sagittifolium (white cocoyam), Colocasia esculenta (red cocoyam), Manihot esculenta (cassava), Ipomea batatas (red sweet potato), Ipomea batatas (white sweet potato) and the Dioscorea dumetorum (domestic and wild trifoliate yam) [21].
Trap crop plus biological control management system that assembles Colocasia esculenta trap plants and Spodoptera litura nuclear polyhedral virus (SlNPV) is a biologically-based pest management strategy that may effectively manage S.
The eight plant species were Alternanthera philoxeroides, Aponogeton echinatus, Colocasia esculenta, Pithecollobium dulce, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Musa balbisiana, Nelumbo nucifera, and Nymphaea pubescens.