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
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
|esculenta (L.) Schott||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Colocasia:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: ColocasiaFlora of Malawi
: cultivated ColocasiaFlora of Mozambique
: ColocasiaFlora of Mozambique
: cultivated ColocasiaFlora of Zambia
: ColocasiaFlora of Zambia
: cultivated ColocasiaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): ColocasiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ColocasiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ColocasiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ColocasiaKew Herbarium catalogue
: ColocasiaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Colocasia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=303, retrieved 24 July 2016