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see arumarum,
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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Taro

 

(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.

taro

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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Based on this it can be argued that endophytic microbial community of Colocasia esculenta might have also been influenced by high amount of oxalate in its living tissue.
[21.] Onyeka J Status of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta and Xanthosoma spp) in West and Central Africa: Production, Household Importance and the Threat from Leaf Blight.
Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity of Western region wild leaf Colocasia esculenta .
Tubers (cormels) of six breeding lines (Amadumbe 2914, Amadumbe 3053, Amadumbe 43, Amadumbe 56, Amadumbe Amzam 3553/5118 and Amadumbe 2919) of the eddoe type of taro (Colocasia esculenta var.
(2007) who worked with four plant species, including Colocasia esculenta. This confirms that different plant species develop diverse mechanisms to accumulate and tolerate heavy metal, most certainly depending on the specific environmental conditions.
The granules of Colocasia antiquorum presented a truncated ellipsoidal shape (Figure 2) similar to that reported in [2, 17] for Colocasia esculenta starch.
Properties of starches obtained from Colocasia esculenta and Artocarpus communs.
The movement of food crops between Africa and Asia dates as far back as the third millennium bce and involves a variety of basic staples such as sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and finger millet (Eleusine coracana), numerous varieties of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus) from Africa to South and South-east Asia; and banana (Musa x paradisiaca), water yam (Dioscorea alata), taro or cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta), coconut (Cocos nucifera) and common or broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) to Africa and Madagascar.
(2011) manifiestan que se reducen los costos de produccion al incluir 20 % de ensilaje de hojas y peciolos de Tithonia diversifolia con un 75 % de Colocasia esculenta, en la dieta de los cerdos; y que se puede dar 50 % de follaje de Tithonia diversifolia con 50 % de Colocasia esculenta, adicionados con melaza, sin que se afecte la digestibilidad ni se perjudique el peso final de los animales.
Colocasia esculenta was used by the TMPs against malnutrition and anemia.