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NTBG Plant Name:
Colocasia esculenta
Barcode:
PTBG1000026006
Specimen ID:
045100
Collector ID:
559
Collector Name:
F. B. H. & E. D. W. Brown
Collection Date:
July 28, 1921
Herbarium Name:
BISH
Determiner:
Liloa Dunn 17.ii.2005
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
PF
Island Group:
MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Island:
Nuku Hiva
State:
NUKU-HIVA COMMUNE
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Aquatic herb. Of Marquesan origin. Height 1+ m. "Red flower". Petioles slightly reddish. Tuber 21 in. long 8 in di. Leaves +9 in. wide, blade 2 ft long. "Tao moni".
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Cook slowly one or two hours in water, white flesh when cooked.
Date of Last Update:
July 14, 2015

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