taro plant

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Synonyms for taro plant

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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Time-course activity of PR-proteins in taro plant infected with P.
Here, wildtype taro plants were abundant and firmly established by roots and stolons among rocks below a small waterfall, deep in rainforest.
If whole taro plants were transported with corms, roots, and leaves intact, then water loss from the leaves would have been a problem.
Men say that if one harvests a taro before the third round of weeding, then one steals it from kwiyam's grip--his holding claws are imagined to be the roots of the taro plant, and the hold is released only as the plant reaches maturity.
Gardeners in Bolivip talk of their taro plants and children with the same considerable affection, often being moved to tears in discussing their distant gardens with me.
Further taro plants are obtained from those with whom one chooses to garden.
Taro plants may be like all of those things: a face, a hand, a body, an umbilicus, a fire-hearth, a mountain edge or even Afek's vulva, but yet they are not all of these things in the same moment, arranged behind some concealed hierarchy of deeper secret truth.
Angkaiyakmin inspect taro plants as artefacts of the social relationships producing them.
Sawl bywyd caiff ei aberthu cyn i'r llywodraeth sylweddoli nad ydy eu polisi o beidio taro plant yn gweithio?
Dappled fur and yellow-brown skin, however, are not merely reminiscent of a dying taro plant, but are physical manifestations of 'something else' which, in the case of taro (but not in marsupials or frogs) causes sickness and death.
malaria), while simultaneously bringing to mind the trembling of a thriving taro plant.
For a touch of green around the pool area, taro plants with huge leaves provide a refreshing break from the bright sun.