genus Colocasia


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Noun1.genus Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: tarogenus Colocasia - 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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(But) the truly great applications will probably come in the area of tropical crops, which are often vegetatively propagated." Some examples of these tropical crops that show potential for use include cassava, bamboo, acacia and taro/cocoyam (genus Colocasia).