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Published In: Meletemata Botanica 18. 1832. (Melet. Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: apparently does not flower here. Propagated by its corms.
Distribution: Distribution: Cultivated in the tropics everywhere, up to 2600 m.
Comment/Acknowledgements: “Elephants ear” is cultivated for its starchy tuberous corms, which when boiled lose their poisonous nature and can be eaten. The leaves are also edible and a source of vitamins A,B, and C. The juice from the corm and the petioles is medicinal, being used as a stimulant, rubifacient and as a styptic.
Map Location: C-7 Attock Dist.: Wah, 8.iii.52, coll. ignot. s.n. (RAW); id., M. Charles 54 (KUH); Hasanabdal, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 310 (RAW); Lahore Dist.: D-8 Lahore, 20.vii.36, A. Kapur s.n. (RAW).


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Leaves ovate-subcordate, up to 35 cm or more long. Spathe up to 40 cm long, yellow, spadix included.
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