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  Colocasia in Flora of North America @ efloras.org
Species in the genus Colocasia have received little attention except for C. esculenta, commonly called taro, which is cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics for its starchy, edible corms.
Colocasia esculenta was probably brought to the Caribbean and North America from Africa as part of the slave trade.
Plants of Colocasia esculenta are known by many common names, including taro, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, malanga, tannia, and others.
www.efloras.org /florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=107697   (514 words)

  Colocasia at - The Plant Collector Nursery
Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanasii' has proved to be the most tolerant of wet feet in winter for us, as it grows in our nursery runoff swamp in the coldest part of the nursery.
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' Origin Hybrid, Zone 7b-10, 60" tall, sun to part sun shade, likes swampy conditions, but is most impressive when used in the landscape (the picture on the left is at the entrance to a subdivision in Cary, North Carolina.
Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin' Unusual Taro with pink streaks in the steams and a subtle mottling in the leaf.
rowinter.com /PC/htm/Colocasia.htm   (1112 words)

 Ethnobotanical Leaflets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), a member of the Araceae family, is an ancient crop grown throughout the humid tropics for its edible corms and leaves, as well as for its traditional uses.
Colocasia and Xanthosoma are the most important of the edible genera.
As far as consumer acceptance is concerned, Colocasia esculenta, commonly known as taro or cocoyam, is an important food staple of developing countries in Africa, the West Indies, the Pacific region and Asia.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/taro.htm   (1708 words)

 KISSAN - Kerala   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colocasia esculenta, taro is a herbaceous plant from old world tropics, with thick tuber (underground stem) containing much starch; cultivated for food for many centuries.
Colocasia is a crop of tropical and sub-tropical regions and requires a warm humid climate.
Colocasia blight can be controlled by spraying ziram, zineb, mancozeb or copper oxychloride formulations at 2 g/l of water (1 kg/ha).
www.kissankerala.net /kissan/kissancontents/COLOCASIA.htm   (469 words)

 Guildwood Cannas & Tropicals - Colocasia Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colocasia are inhabitants of damp, marshy areas and will thrive in very damp conditions once the plant is well established.
When planting colocasia tubers, they should be watered sparingly until the young shoots have formed leaves - tuber rot can result from excessive cold, damp soil conditions that can occur when the roots are not developed enough to remove moisture from the soil.
Colocasia delivers on all counts with its huge, heart shaped, velvet green leaves that are lined with darker midribs.
www.tropicalguild.com /Guildwood_Cannas/colocasia.htm   (801 words)

 Colocasia esculenta, Elephant Ears.
Colocasia esculenta known by its common name of elephant ears is a returning perennial in zones 8B and 9 and is nearly an evergreen perennial in tropical climates.
Colocasia esculenta is a herbaceous plant with a thick tuber containing much starch and cultivated for food for many centuries.
Colocasia esculenta as an accent plant in the landscape.
www.virginiagarden.com /elephant.html   (118 words)

 Colocasia esculenta leaf Curry in Gravy
Colocasia esculenta and some of it's varieties though eaten in many countries requires close attention in preparing the vegetable.
Colocasia esculenta leaf in gravy is ready for serving.
Colocasia esculenta leaf curry is best served steaming hot with rice or various breads.
www.ganeshvilla.com /aroids/colocasia_esculenta_leaf_curry.htm   (524 words)

 Colocasia esculenta 'Red Stem' - Red Stem Taro
Colocasia esculenta ‘Red Stem’ is a large leaved Toro with dark burgundy petioles and veins.
Colocasias prefer moist soil and regular feedings making it an excellent selection for pond plantings and bog situations.
Colocasia esculenta ‘Red Stem’ is not invasive as it rarely suckers.
www.magnoliagardensnursery.com /productdescrip/Colocasia_RedStem.html   (98 words)

 Colocasia Black Magic Aroid - Easy Tropicals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colocasia esculenta Black Magic are very striking tropical plants with deep purple/fl leaves.
These Colocasia contrast well with other green leaved plants especially Alocasia as can be seen in the picture.
Colocasia Black Magic can reach a height of between 4-6 feet and can clump to 6 feet looking stunning in any garden.
www.easytropicals.com /pp/Aroids/Colocasia_Black_Magic.html   (153 words)

 Plant Viruses Online - Colocasia bobone disease (?) rhabdovirus
First reported in Colocasia esculenta; from in samples from the Solomon Islands, South Pacific; by James et al.
Colocasia esculenta - thickened malformed and brittle leaves, severe stunting.
Colocasia esculenta - malformation, puckering and thickening of leaves followed by recovery.
image.fs.uidaho.edu /vide/descr239.htm   (302 words)

 Colocasia -- Plant Delights Nursery Catalog Page 24
Colocasia 'Chicago Harlequin' was discovered by John Joicus of the Brookfield Zoo circa 1993, in a batch of normal Colocasia esculenta.
Colocasia 'Nancy's Revenge' was introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society meeting in Florida, where it was the most drooled-upon plant at the meeting.
Colocasia 'Rhubarb' was "discovered" by Burl Mostul on a trip to Hawaii, where he found a clump growing in a suburban garden and realized its potential.
www.plantdel.com /Catalog/Fall/page24.html   (2037 words)

 Winterberry Farms Tissue Culture - Tissue Culture Colocasia
Most Colocasia form large tubers that can be over wintered in cold climates.
Colocasia 'Black Magic' is becoming fairly common in the Atlanta area.
At this site there are some pictures of most of the varieties of Colocasia we grow.
rowinter.com /WF/AR/HTM_files/Colocasia.htm   (604 words)

 Rare & Exotic Alocasia Elephant Ears - Mail Order Shopping PayPal!
The Colocasia Royal Hilo is a beautiful extremely fast growing, clumping plant whose leaves are matte green with lightly accented veins with the trademark esculenta dot in center on the upper side, but deep dark veins on the underside with the color running into the stems.
The Colocasia Esculenta grow well in moist rich soil producing dark green with hints of light green on the leaves that have a velvety look.
Like most other colocasias, they tend to set themselves deep into the soil when growing and some do form a tuber and some do not.
www.centralfloridafarms.com /colocasias.htm   (3445 words)

 Colocasia esculenta - Taro - Araceae
Colocasia esculenta, or Taro, is widely grown in the tropics for food and as an ornamental planting.
In the greenhouse, we use a soil mix with equal parts of peat moss, loam and sand, or perlite.
Colocasia esculenta was featured as Plant of the Week October 10-16, 2003.
www.plantoftheweek.org /week232.shtml   (319 words)

 Colocasia moussaka, Creamed Colocasia, stewed with tomatoes, stewed with other vegetables and "Ta'liya" - Savory Minced ...
To prepare colocasia for cooking, peel, cut into shape required, and either cook immediately or soak in warm water and vinegar.
Colocasia may also be boiled or roasted in its jacket and peeled afterward.
Return fried colocasia to pot and simmer for another 10 minutes.
members.cox.net /ahmedheissa/reccolca.htm   (461 words)

 Bonniesplants.com Taro Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma
Technically speaking both the northerners and the southerners are correct because Caladium in the Colocasia family.
Colocasia has very thin leaves and the leaf tips point down.
Alocasia was considered a subspecies of Colocasia at one time but that is no longer true.
www.bonniesplants.com /bogs_marginals/taro.htm   (878 words)

 * Colocasia esculenta - (Plants): Definition
Taro (Colocasia esculenta) and other similar members of the Arum family are a staple food for over 100 million people worldwide.
A few are eaten, such as poi and taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Hawaii, but only after the poison is eliminated by cooking.
Caladium, noted for its multicolored foliage, is sometimes mistakenly called elephant's-ear, a name properly applied to taro (Colocasia esculenta) or...
en.mimi.hu /plants/colocasia_esculenta.html   (294 words)

While caladiums are sometimes called 'elephant ears', to me the real elephant ears are the huge plants that belong to three genera: Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma These are fantastic plants for those wanting a tropical "look"...and for those of us who crave variegated foliage.
aroids • cultivated crops • colocasia cultivation • tannia • malanga
Elephant ears (colocasia esculenta) are fantastic, lush, tropical plants which are incredibly easy to grow for all gardeners from Florida to Maine.
www.suite101.com /reference/colocasia   (493 words)

 Recipes - Meat and Colocasia Curry Recipe
Wash meat, pat dry and cut into 5 cm cubes.
Heat oil for deep frying in a deep frying pan and lightly fry the colocasia.
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and fry till brown.
www.asianonlinerecipes.com /meat-kebab/meat-colocasia-curry.php   (69 words)

 Wild, Wonderful Aroids Part Two - Elephant Ears, Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma
While caladiums are sometimes called 'elephant ears', to me the real elephant ears are the huge plants that belong to three genera: Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma.
In addition to elephant ear, Colocasia is commonly known as taro, dasheen, cocoyam, Kalo, malanga, Taro de chine and Chinese potato - as, I might add, are species of the other two genera.
My first Colocasia was given me by a friend who got it as a tuber at the grocery store.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/shade_gardening/95670   (470 words)

 Colocasia esculenta - Meet the Plants - National Tropical Botanical Garden Plant Database
Ancient Taro terraces (loi) can be seen in the Hanaley Valley, Kaua'i, and the remains of others are found in remote areas, now uninhabited, such as the Na Pali Coast of Kaua'i.
The generic name "Colocasia" is a latinization of the Greek word "kolokasion'.
This name has been used, according to the first-century Greek physician and herbalist Dioscorides, for the root of the lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, and borrowed for used as the scientific name for Taro.
www.ntbg.org /plants/plant_details.php?rid=143&plantid=3155   (1587 words)

 AllRefer Health - Caladium (Alocasia, Angel Wings, Colocasia, Heart of Jesus, Texas Wonder)
AllRefer Health - Caladium (Alocasia, Angel Wings, Colocasia, Heart of Jesus, Texas Wonder)
Alternate Names : Alocasia, Angel Wings, Colocasia, Heart of Jesus, Texas Wonder
Poisoning caused by consumption of plant material from the Caladium plant.
health.allrefer.com /health/caladium-info.html   (365 words)

Plant shipped will be a large tuber growing actively, with the foliage cut off prior to shipment.
Colocasia Illustris is a "fl" leaved elephant ear with striking green veins on a fl background.
Leaves will grow to 30" and are hardy to zone 7.
harmonygardens.org /colocasia.htm   (277 words)

 Alocasia, Colocasia, Taro, Elephant Ear
The names Alocasia and Colocasia are confusing in that an easy distinction between the families is not seen.
Each leaf of alocasia and colocasia grow from soft stems.
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www.mgonline.com /alocasia.html   (281 words)

 Colocasia esculenta (Araceae) - HEAR species info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Information on Colocasia esculenta as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).
Nomenclatural information about Colocasia esculenta is provided by ITIS.
Copyright-free images of (or related to) Colocasia esculenta (Araceae) (taro) by Forest and Kim Starr (USGS) are presented online.
www.hear.org /species/colocasia_esculenta   (308 words)

 Colocasia vs alocasia - Aroid Forum - GardenWeb
What is the difference between Colocasia and alocasia.
Colocasia, generally require more moisture and full sun.
My understanding was that alocasia foliage tends to be upright and colocasia foliage tends to droop.
forums.gardenweb.com /forums/load/aroid/msg0307144432492.html   (266 words)

 Taro, Colocasia gigantea, giant taro, Aroids, Araceae, of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China China
A really giant species of Colocasia, which is used in the villages mainly to feed pigs, but also for human consumption.
It is the stem of the leaf which is used.
The flowers of Colocasia gigantea are pollinated by a small beetle, which is restricted to the forest area.
natureproducts.net /Forest_Products/Aroids/Colocasia_gigantea.html   (362 words)

 Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Calla lily-like flowers with yellowish-white spathes and spadixes are usually hidden by the foliage, but flowers are infrequently produced.
Plants in the genus Colocasia are also commonly called taro (Colocasia esculenta is commercially grown as a food crop in Hawaii.
Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers.
www.mobot.org /gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?code=Z800   (237 words)

 Floridata: Colocasia esculenta
Even though it seldom produces viable seeds, taro will spread vegetatively and if not contained it can become a serious pest weed in wetlands.
Colocasia esculenta, wild taro, is an invasive exotic in much of peninsular Florida.
It is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a Category I Species, known to be disrupting native plant communities and displacing native plant species.
www.floridata.com /ref/C/colo_esc.cfm   (1364 words)

 PLANTS Profile for Colocasia esculenta (coco yam) | USDA PLANTS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PLANTS Profile for Colocasia esculenta (coco yam)
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott occures in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas
View 29 genera in Araceae, 1 species in Colocasia or click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles.
www.plants.usda.gov /java/profile?symbol=COES   (266 words)

 PDN -- Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'
Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups' (Coffee Cups Elephant Ear)
Colocasia 'Coffee Cups' was discovered in the wild by Indonesian botanist Gregory Hambali and brought to the US by aroid expert Alan Galloway.
Colocasia 'Coffee Cups' makes a stunning 6' tall clump of Colocasia 'Fontanesii'-like leaves (glossy olive green) with a dark, purple-fl stem.
www.plantdelights.com /Catalog/Spring/Detail/06668.html   (146 words)

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