Colocasia esculenta

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Noun1.Colocasia esculenta - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leavesColocasia esculenta - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Colocasia, genus Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, taro - edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
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Results of the assessment show that out of the twenty-five (25) identified plants, they preferred succulent food plants such as Carica papaya, Colocasia esculenta and Operculina turphetum.
The growth and yield characteristics of six accessions (Amadumbe 2914, Amadumbe 3053, Amadumbe 43, Amadumbe 56, Amadumbe Amzam 3553/5118 and Amadumbe 2919) of Colocasia esculenta (taro) were compared in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The vegetable samples collected for this study were Solanum tuberosum (potato), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Allium cepa (onion), Brassica compastris (mustard), Abelmoschus esculanta (lady finger), Colocasia esculenta (taro), Coriandrum annum (coriander), Allium sativum (garlic), Spinacia oleracea (spinach), Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato), Capsicum annum (chilli), Daucus carota (carrot) and Cucumis sativus (cucumber).
In this paper, we focused on the performance of Horizontal CW at pilot scale planted with polycultures of the tropical plants Gynerium sagittatum (Gs), Colocasia esculenta (Ce) and Heliconia psittacorum (He) treating LL under tropical conditions.
Figure 2 shows that species like Amaranthus viridis, Colocasia esculenta and Nymphaea stellata were only available in the sub-urban markets.
Properties of starches obtained from Colocasia esculenta and Artocarpus communs.
Likewise, Colocasia esculenta (taro), which is also naturalised and is easy to cultivate, could have been grown in the mountain cirques of the central part of the island during grand marronnage.
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.
Palomino C, Molina Y, Perez E (2010) Atributos fisicos y composicion quimica de harinas y almidones de los tuberculos de Colocasia esculenta Schott y Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott.
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Las especies con mayor adaptabilidad fueron Colocasia esculenta, Echinochloa colona y Tradescantia sp.