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Colocasia

Colocasia (family Araceae) A genus of giant, rhizomatous (see RHIZOME) herbs, which includes C. esculenta (taro, dasheen, or cocoyam). These herbs are cultivated extensively, especially in Melanesia and Polynesia, as a staple carbohydrate. There are 6 species, occurring from India to Polynesia.

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colocasia

colocasia See taro.

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