Colacasia
Colocasia is a genus of 25 or more species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical Polynesia and southeastern Asia. Common names include Elephant-ear, Taro, Cocoyam, Dasheen, Chembu, and Eddoe. Elephant-ear and Cocoyam are also used for some other large-leaved genera in the Araceae, notably Xanthosoma and Caladium. The generic name is derived from the ancient Greek word kolokasion which in the Greek botanist Dioscorides (1st century AD) meant the edible roots of both Colocasia esculenta and Nelumbo nucifera. It is thought that the edible roots of Colocasia esculenta have been cultivated in Asia for more than ten thousand years.
They are herbaceous perennial plants with a large corm on or just below the ground surface. The leaves are large to very large, 20–150 cm (7.9–59.1 in) long, with a sagittate shape. The elephant's-ear plant gets its name from the leaves, which are shaped like a large ear or shield. The plant reproduces mostly by means of rhizomes (tubers, corms) but it also produces "clusters of two to five fragrant inflorescenes in the leaf axils". Like other members of the family, the plant contains an irritant which causes intense discomfort to the lips, mouth and throat. This acridity is caused in part by microscopic needle like raphides of calcium oxalate monohydrate and in part by another chemical, probably a protease. The acridity helps to naturally deter herbivores from eating it. It must be processed by cooking, soaking or fermenting - sometimes along with an acid (lime or tamarind) before being eaten. The species is dangerously invasive into wetlands along the American Gulf coast, where it threatens to displace native wetland plants. As only a few examples, it is on the invasive species list for Texas and Florida

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Plants Profile for Colocasia esculenta…
The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Colocasia esculenta . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.
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Colocasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colocasia is a genus of 25 or more species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical Polynesia and southeastern Asia. Common names ...
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Colocasia esculenta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables whose many names include Taro and Eddoe. It is believed to be  ...
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COLOCASIA | Botany.com
COLOCASIA plant identification description, photos, and information on potting, growing, propagation, varieties, and region of origin.
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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' - Plant Finder
Culture. Best grown in fertile, humusy, organically rich, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Full sun generally brings out the best leaf color for this ...
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Over Wintering Colocasia - Container Gardening Forum - GardenWeb
I grew my first Colocasia this past summer, and it was beautiful. Now, we're getting light frosts at night and it's time to start thinking about winter ...
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Colocasia (Elephant Ear - Plant Delights Nursery
Elephant Ear, Elephant Ears, Colocasia, Colocasia esculenta, buy Colocasia for sale plants on-line from plantdelights.com mail order perennial plant nursery ...
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Colocasia; Elephant's Ear, Taro, Dasheen
Light Requirements: Full-AM Sun. Height: 36-84 inches (90-210 cm). Flowering Season: Summer. Flower Color: Grown for green leaves. Planting Time: Spring.
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Colocasia | Tropical Punch - Gardening with Tropical Plants ...
Colocasia. Colocasia or taro is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world having been grown as a food crop in tropical Asia for more than 10,000 years.
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Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott - Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
20. Common Names: Taro, wild taro, dasheen. Synonymy: Colocasia antiquorumvar. esculentaSchott, Caladium esculentumHort. Origin: India, southeastern ...
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Dasheen ? Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. - EDIS - University of ...
Dasheen — Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.1. James M. Stephens2. Dasheen is sometimes called eddo, taro, or malanga, although malanga more often refers ...
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Colocasia. Colocasia or taro is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world having been grown as a food crop in tropical Asia for more than 10,000 years.
Colocasia; Elephant's Ear, Taro, Dasheen
Scientific Name Colocasia Common Name Elephant's ear, Taro, Dasheen. Summer/Fall Bulbs ... Erv Evans, A. A. De Hertough Shoprights NC State University.
Poisonous Plants: Colocasia spp. - North Carolina State University
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Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott - Purdue University
Mar 11, 2013 ... Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. Araceae. Taro, callaloo, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, eddoe, eddy root, Egyptian taro, elephant's-ear, poi, swamp ...
Difference Between Alocasia & Colocasia | Home Guides | SF Gate
Hardy Tropicals UK: Alocasia and Colocasia Basic Information · University of Florida IFAS Extension: Alocasia spp. Elephant's Ear; The Encyclopedia of ...
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Colocasia esculenta 'Royal Hilo' Taro from AgriStarts
Colocasia esculenta 'Royal Hilo'. CATEGORY Colocasia. HIGHLIGHTS. Hybrid From University of Hawaii; Clumping Growth Habit; Burgundy & White ...
Elephant Ear "Illustris" - Clemson University
Elephant Ear "Illustris," Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris' ... Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ...
Colocasia esculenta (vegetable group) - Plant Finder
Colocasia esculenta (vegetable group). Back to Previous Page. Common Name: taro. Type: Bulb. Family: Araceae. Zone: 9 to 12. Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet.
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Cooking The U.P. Way
Cooking The U.P. Way
Niru Gupta, 2000
SABUT ARBI (Deep fried Colacasia, cooked whole and sauted in a tangy masala. This can be served as a snack too.) Ingredients 500 g arbi (Colacasia) 2 tsp ajwain (thymol seeds) 2 tsp amchoor (mango powder) Salt to taste Vi tsp chilli ...
Beyond Curry: A fine dining version of gods own cuisine (Finedinigindian cuisine) (Volume 1)
Beyond Curry: A fine dining version of gods own cuisine (Finedinigindian cuisine) (Volume 1)
Mr Bobby Retnakumar geetha, 2013
As a Chef working for some of the best luxury hotels of the world, I keep pushing my boundaries in creating unique dishes in my home kitchen to make sure its accesible to budding chef came up with Finediningindian.com About finediningindian.com Finediningindian.com is created to represent Fine dining Indian cuisine to world as a pioneer & stron...
Indian Thali: [Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi, Maharashtian, ...
Indian Thali: [Rajasthani, Gujarati, Punjabi, Maharashtian, ...
Vaishali Tripathi, 2013
СВАИ VEGETABLE Aluchi Patal Bhaji [Spicy Colacasia leaves] Ingredients 20 А1271 Leaves[Colacasia Leaves] 1/2 Cup Cashewnuts, 2 Tbsp Oil, 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds, 1\4 Cup Roasted Peanuts, Crushed, 4 Curry Leaves, A Pinch Of Hing, ...
Samaithu Par
Samaithu Par
Priya Ramkumar, 2004
Wash the (Colacasia) roots well. Boil in their jackets. Peel. Cut into fairly big pieces (i.e. cut each colascasia into two or three bits). Heat oil in a pan or uruli. Fry the seasonings (mustard and blackgram dhal). Add chopped green chillies.
Genetic relatedness of Colocasia esculenta as revealed by RAPDs: Genetic diversity for disease management
Genetic relatedness of Colocasia esculenta as revealed by RAPDs: Genetic diversity for disease management
Vishnu S. Nath, 2012
Vishnu S nath, M.Sc.Biotechnology. Pursuing PhD in University of Kerala, India. Senior research fellow at Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum,India. Engaged in various aspects of molecular plant pathology with special interest on taro leaf blight (TLB).
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Malyattoor Ramakrishnan, 2002
'I've made a curry from Colacasia stalks.' Once Athimbar had made a curry out of Colacasia stalks and Raghu had extolled its taste again and again. Athimbar knew only one way to show his affection for Raghu — he made Colacasia stalk curry!
Kya aap PAANCHVI PASS se tez hain?
Kya aap PAANCHVI PASS se tez hain?
Star India, 2009
... Q.44) Which is the largest flower in the world? A) Wolff ia B) Orchid. C). Colacasia. D) Raff lesia Q.45) Which is the most widely found mammal on earth? A) Bat B) Whale C) Monkey D) Man Q.46) Which is the odd one out? Why? A) Goose.
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Colacasia
From My Mother's Kitchen.....: Colacasia recipe
Arvi ki sabzi Arvi recipe/ Colacasia recipe I am fond of Arvi but avoid to eat, due to its high calories. After Arvi Gosht , here is another recipe of arvi for vegetarian people .
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Attamma Hut: How to cook Easy Colacasia Brinjal Curry (చేమదుంపల కూర)
Colacasia & Brinjal Curry (చేమదుంపల కూర) Ingredients: · Colacasia Pieces – ¼ kg · Brinjal pieces – ¼ kg · Tomato – 2 Nos (chopped) · Tamarind juice – 2 tb spoons · Turmeric Powder – ¼ T Spoon · Mustard seeds - ¼ T spoon · Red Chilli Powder – 2 T Spoons · Salt – per Taste · Sun Flower Oil – 2 Tb Spoons · Green Chillies – 4 Nos · Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 Tb Spoons · Onions – 1 Big · Coriander Leaves – 2 cloves · Curry Leaves – 2 Cloves Preparation /Method · Wash the Colacasia pieces thoroughly · Wash the Brinjal pieces · Take the Pan and pour 2 Tb spoons Oil and heat till bubble comes · Place the Finely chopped onions in to the kadai and heat till gold colour · Place the Colacasia pieces and fry it till colour changes · Place the Brinjal pieces in to the kadai and fry it till it loses hardness · Add turmeric powder and mix well till all the pieces becomes yellow colour cover the kadai with some plate and cook for 5 minutes · Add red chilli powder and mix and cover the plate and cook for another 3 minutes · Add our secret recipe tamarind juice for delicious juice. · Add salt as per the taste and cover with plate · Add some curry leaves and coriander leaves for taste and cook for 5 minutes · Now our combinational curry ready for serving · For more easy video recipes please visit www.
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The aromas of my kitchenette : Bharwa Arvi/Colacasia
Nothing can beat deep fried Colacasia as they are just too yummmmmmmm. .
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Aromatic Cooking: Colacasia Cutlets
It's raining outside, the temperature is neither too cold nor too warm, curled up on the couch with your favorite book, your mug of tea or coffee and some munchies, okay girls, this is not happening here right now but just to create the mood. For me, that's when I crave most for some hot vadas, bhajjis, pakoras or cutlets.
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ಅಡಿಗೆ (Adige): Patrode Gidde - Oggarane.. Colacasia leaves
Patrode is made of kesu leaves and rice and some spices. Normally Patrode is prepared during rainy seasona and winter season , The reasonsis that we get lots of Kesu leaves during rainy season and its not that itchy during rainy season.
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Maayeka: Dahi Wali Arbi (Yoghurt Colacasia / taro root curry)
Tangy colacosia (taro root) curry cooked with yoghurt and Indian spices During summers we wish to eat something light and cool. ,so I often make curries in which curd can be added.
maayeka.blogspot.com/2012/07/dahi-wali-arbi-yogurt-colacasia-taro.html
Cook's Hideout: Spicy Colacasia (Sookhi Arvi Curry)
For day 2 of BM# 5, I have a quick and easy arbi/ arvi/ chamadumpa/ Colacasia fry that I made for our weekend lunch and it turned out spicy and yummy. My mom makes really good chamadumpa vepudu (arvi fry) that are crisp and delicious.
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Chamadumpa pulusu petti kura/arbi sabji /Colacasia with tamarind and ginger | An Epicure's World
This is age old dish in my family. My grand ma makes it THE BEST.
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Tender Colacasia Stems and Jack Fruit Seeds in Coconut Gravy: Try something new today! - Monsoon Spice | Unveil the Magic of Spices...
Tender Colocasia Stems and Jack Fruit Seeds in Coconut GravyThey were newly wed couple. It was just over a month since they got married and entered a new chapter of their life.
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