Colocasia esculenta


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  • noun

Synonyms for Colocasia esculenta

herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

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Stems of Colocasia esculenta were collected from Dhaka district, Bangladesh during April 2013.
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.
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].
The eight plant species were Alternanthera philoxeroides, Aponogeton echinatus, Colocasia esculenta, Pithecollobium dulce, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Musa balbisiana, Nelumbo nucifera, and Nymphaea pubescens.
Rutaceae] Toxoptera aurantii Colocasia esculenta (L.
Black Magic is also known as Colocasia esculenta, according to the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center in New York.
Hundreds of varieties of Colocasia esculenta grow around the world, often beyond the tropical latitudes where the plant originated.
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.
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.
Lewu MN, Adebola PO and AJ Afolayan Effect of cooking on the proximate composition of the leaves of some accessions of Colocasia esculenta (L.