Colocasia

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Noun1.Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taroColocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - 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
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In addition to plants like parsley and orchid, Olbrich staff identified bamboo, elephant ear plants and wasabi as plants whose structural qualities may be amenable to creating scaffolds with properties and shapes useful in bioengineering.
Elephant ear plants may be ornamental on your coffee table, but in a major Louisiana bayou they re an invasive species that could choke the waterway--the source of drinking water for 300,000 rural residents of the state.