Colocasia


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Colocasia

a genus of toxic plants in family Araceae. May cause cyanide poisoning, also oral irritation on ingestion because of presence of oxalate-rich raphide crystals. Includes C. esculenta (C. antiquorum). Called also taro, elephant ears.
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Glucose tolerance property of methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta stems was determined as per the procedure previously described by Joy and Kuttan (1999) with minor modifications.
Sophisticated mulching systems using the leaves of trees, grass, other plant debris, seaweeds, pumice and even tin cans are common, particularly on soil-poor atolls, where Cyrtosperma taro and, to a lesser extent, Colocasia taro, are cultivated in excavated pits.
Glucose tolerance property of methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta leaves was determined as per the procedure previously described by Joy and Kuttan (1999) with minor modifications.
Colocasia esculenta is another non-conventional plant eaten by the people during times of food scarcity.
The principal tuber crops of economic importance in Nigeria include Dioscorea rotundata (white yam), Dioscorea alata (water yam), Xanthosoma sagittifolium (white cocoyam), Colocasia esculenta (red cocoyam), Manihot esculenta (cassava), Ipomea batatas (red sweet potato), Ipomea batatas (white sweet potato) and the Dioscorea dumetorum (domestic and wild trifoliate yam) [21].
Colocasia esculenta and Typhonium trilobatum, two plants consumed more during times of limited or no income and food scarcity were also consumed during normal times, but less frequently, because some varieties cause allergic reactions such as an itching of the throat following consumption.
His collection includes Alocasia, Anthurium, bromeliads, Colocasia, crotons, ferns, ginger lilies, heliconias (including the showy Heliconia rostrata, whose huge red-and-yellow bracts are rarely seen outside Hawaii, except as cut flowers), orchids, ti plants, a papaya, and a plumeria.
ports of entry from Honduras on Colocasia, Cucumis melo, Cucurbita sp.
In this study, the levels of mineral nutrients (Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na and Zn) in the leaves of Hibiscus sabdariffa, Amaranthus spinosus, Hibiscus cannabinus, Solanum macrocapon and Vigna unguiculata popularly used in food recipes in northern Ghana were compared with the levels in Colocasia esculenta ("Kontomire", Cocoyam) leaf.
13 Amorphophallus Araceae campanulatus Blume ex Decne 14 Colocasia Schott Araceae esculenta (L.
He chose largely subtropical plants with distinctive forms, textures, and colors--including Colocasia, Delostoma roseum, Heliconia, and Tibouchina organensis.