Xanthosoma sagittifolium


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Synonyms for Xanthosoma sagittifolium

tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes

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In the same location, the Xanthosoma sagittifolium plantation held immatures of another Wyeomyia species, so perhaps there is niche segregation.
Corredores Inceptisol Pasto Cynodom nlemfluensis Guapiles Ultisol Tiquisque Xanthosoma sagittifolium San Carlos Ultisol Vainilla Vainilla planifolia Guapiles Ultisol Vochysia Vochysia ferruginea San Carlos Ultisol Yuca Manihot esculenta San Carlos Ultisol Cuadro 2.
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].
Table 1: Some popular indigenous vegetables available in the western highlands of Cameroon Common/Local name Name Availability Huckleberry (large Solanum scabrum A (1) and small leaf cultivars) Pumpkin Cucurbita moschata A Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa D Garden eggs (rounded Solanum melongena LD and oblong fruit cultivars) Melon Cucumis melo A Water leaf Talinum triangulare LD Bitter leaf (large Vernonia amygdalina A and small leaf cultivars) Cocoyam Xanthosoma sagittifolium A Amaranth Amaranthus sp A Fluted gourd Telfairia occidentalis A Cowpea Vigna unguiculata A (1) A-All Year round, D-Dry Season, LD-Less in Dry Season Table 2: Some exotic vegetables available all year round in the western highlands of Cameroon Common name Name Okra Abelmoschus spp.
Cocoyam, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, is cultivated in tropical regions for human nutrition, animal feed, and cash income for both farmers and traders [1, 2, 3].