EPPO Global Database

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius(AMUCA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMUCA
  • Preferred name: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
  • Authority: (Dennstedt) Nicolson


India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), New Guinea, Australia (Northern). Cultivated as a vegetable and as a glasshouse ornamental. Introduced in Madagascar and various Pacific islands

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Amorphophallus campanulatus (Roxburgh) Decaisne
Amorphophallus sativus von Blume

Common names
Name Language
elephant foot yam English
elephant yam English
telingo potato English
voodoo lily English
white-spot giant arum English
Glockendickkolben German
amorphophallus campanule French
yóu bǐng mó yù Chinese
疣柄蘑芋 Chinese
ubi kekek Indonesian