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Related to Xanthosoma: Xanthosoma atrovirens
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Noun1.Xanthosoma - tropical American tuberous perennials
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
malanga, spoonflower, tannia, Xanthosoma atrovirens, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, yautia - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
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In the same location, the Xanthosoma sagittifolium plantation held immatures of another Wyeomyia species, so perhaps there is niche segregation.
Cocoyam (Colocasia and Xanthosoma species) is one of the major five tuber crops produced in Nigeria for local consumption alongside yam (Dioscorea spp), cassava (Manihot spp), irish potato (Solanum tuberosus) and sweet potato (Ipomea batata)[1].
From Alocasia (you may know it as Elephant's Ear or Giant Taro) to Xanthosoma (without a common name that I recognize), this delightful 118 page book takes you on a tour of the world's kitchens and gardens.
Sweet potato, cassava, and Xanthosoma taro, all of tropical American origin, are increasingly important in most areas, especially where agricultural intensification and agrodeforestation are taking place, or where serious disease infestations, such as taro leaf blight or the Alomae and Bobone viral complex of taro (e.
It's a South American species, Xanthosoma robustum, that's related to the dead-horse arum, philodendron, and skunk cabbage.