Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott

Common name

English: Taro

German: Taro

Mandarin: 芋 (yu)

Portuguese: Inhame

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Arales (14)

        Family: Araceae (16) (family description)

          Genus: Colocasia (2)

           Epithet: esculenta (L.) Schott (4)

Synonyms: Alocasia dussii Dammer, Caladium glycyrrhizum Fraser

dussii => in honor of Antoine Düss (1840-1924), swiss missionary and plant collector working in Martinique and Guadeloupe

esculenta => edible, fit for human food

glycyrrhizum => sweet root

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Colocasia esculenta at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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