755.000 Colocasia Schott

Description of the genus

Robust herbs with large tuber. Leaves peltate, cordate-sagittate; lamina simple. Plant flowering with leaves. Spathe with a short green ellipsoid basal tube (which is not strongly inflated) and much longer yellow to orange apex. Spadix shorter than spathe with a conical naked sterile appendix. Flowers unisexual.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical Asia; C. esculenta widely cultivated throughout the tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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esculenta (L.) SchottDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Colocasia:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Colocasia
Flora of Mozambique: Colocasia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Colocasia
Flora of Zambia: Colocasia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Colocasia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Colocasia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Colocasia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Colocasia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Colocasia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Colocasia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Colocasia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Colocasia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Colocasia
JSTOR Plant Science: Colocasia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Colocasia
Plants of the World Online: Colocasia
Tropicos: Colocasia
Wikipedia: Colocasia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Colocasia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=303, retrieved 22 July 2024

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