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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Effect of cooking on the mineral and antinutrient contents of the leaves of seven accessions of Colocasia esculenta (L.
Songe saonjo Colocasia esculenta Soulfas soutou fafan [?
Phytochemical screening of Garhwal Himalaya wild edible tuber Colocasia esculenta.
Phytoremediation of landfill leachate with Colocasia esculenta, Gynerum sagittatum and Heliconia psittacorum in constructed wetlands.
Numero de acesso (Genbank) Hospedeiro Local Ceratocystis fimbriata AY157964 Mangifera Brasil Ceratocystisfimbriata AY157965 Mangifera Brasil Ceratocystis fimbriata AY953382 Mangifera Brasil Ceratocystis fimbriata EF433298 Mangifera Brasil Ceratocystis cacaofunesta DQ520636 Cacau Brasil Ceratocystis cacaofunesta DQ520637 Cacau Brasil Ceratocystis fimbriata AY526287 Colocasia Brasil PM20 KC595884 Actinidia deliciosa Brasil PA04 KC595885 Actinidia deliciosa Brasil Ceratocystis virescens DQ061281 Out group
After a long description of Colocasia montante (which he calls Colocasia because the leaves are almost of the same consistence as Colocasia d'Egypte, described by Gaspar Bauhin) he tells how, after tasting the plants, his mouth became so inflamed that he was not able to speak for two hours and could taste nothing for two weeks (Plumier, 1693).
La Colocasia esculenta es comunmente llamada taro (del tahitiano), raramente llamada kalo (del hawaiano) o cara en Brasil y malanga en Puerto Rico, Mexico, Republica Dominicana y Cuba.
De igual manera hacia el borde de esta comunidad es posible apreciar el crecimiento de Colocasia esculentay Tessaria integrifolia (pajaro bobo) que forma pequenos grupos y representaria una zona arbustiva relicto a lado del canal principal en el limite sur este.
Nutrient composition of the leaves and flowers of Colocasia esculenta and fruits of Solanum melongera.