Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species : Colocasia esculenta
  • Basionym : Arun esculentum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
  • Common name : Taro, Cocoyam, Wild Taro.
  • Vernacular name : Arvi, Kaccalu, Khuyya, Ghuiya (Hin.); Kachi, Shamagadde (Kan.); Sapakizhangu (Tam.); Kaladi, Chamadumpa, Chemagadda (Tel.); Saru, Bansaru (Ori.); Alupam. Aalukee (San.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Comments : Widely distributed along roadsides of ghats and plains. Often cultivated for its edible tuber.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. esculenta. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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