Tacca leontopetaloides

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Noun1.Tacca leontopetaloides - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and AustraliaTacca leontopetaloides - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tacca, Tacca - genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers
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Generally, Benchalokawichian comprises roots of 5 plants, namely Harrisonia perforata Merr., Capparis micracantha DC., Tiliacora triandra Diels., Tacca leontopetaloides L.
Therefore, Tacca leontopetaloides starch, in which the percentage of amylose and amylopectin is quite similar to corn starch, is able to provide elastic properties and become an alternative to common starch.
[20.] Manek R, Kunle O, Emeje M, Builders P, Rama G, Lopez G and W Kolling Physical, thermal and sorption profile of starch obtained from Tacca leontopetaloides. Starch/ Starke, 2005; 57: 55-61.
bulbifera), breadfruit, giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza), giant swamp taro (Cyrtosperma chamissonis), Polynesian arrowroot (Tacca leontopetaloides), elephant-foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) and the wide range of marine resources.