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

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image yet

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
esculenta (L.) SchottDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Colocasia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Colocasia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Colocasia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Colocasia
Wikipedia: Colocasia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Colocasia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Colocasia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Colocasia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=303, retrieved 8 December 2021

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 11:15pm
Terms of use