EPPO Global Database

Amorphophallus konjac(AMURK)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMURK
  • Preferred name: Amorphophallus konjac
  • Authority: Koch


Indochina. Widely cultivated in eastern Asia for the mannan paste or flour (konnyaku in Japanese) which can be obtained from its tubers. Also cultivated as an ornamental houseplant

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Amorphophallus mairei H. Léveillé
Amorphophallus rivierei Carrière
Amorphophallus rivierei var. konjac Schott
Hydrosme rivierei (Durand ex Carrière) Engler

Common names
Name Language
devil's tongue English
elephant-foot yam English
elephant yam English
konjac English
konnyaku potato English
snake palm English
voodoo lily English
konjac French
konnyaku Japanese
コンニャク Japanese
аморфофаллус коньяк Russian
huā mó yù Chinese
花蘑芋 Chinese
곤약 Korean
gon yak Korean