EPPO Global Database

Colocasia esculenta(CXSES)

Overview
Last modification: 2004-04-19

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CXSES
  • Preferred name: Colocasia esculenta
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Schott

Notes

Indian subcontinent, China, southeast Asia. Cultivated for its edible tubers. Introduced in western Mediterranean, Japan, Korea, central Africa, Madagascar, North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Australia

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Caladium esculenta (Linnaeus) Ventenat
Colocasia antiquorum var. esculenta (Linnaeus) Schott
Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis (Hasskarl) Mannfeld
Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta (Linnaeus) Schott

Common names
Name Language
Chinese potato English
cocoyam English
dasheen English
taro English
wild taro English
echte Blattwurz German
Taro German
arum d'Egypte French
chou caraïbe French
colocase French
dachine French
madère French
songe French
taro French
colocasia Spanish (AR)
malanga isleña Spanish (CU)
oreja de elefante Spanish (CU)
pituca Spanish (BO)
taro Spanish (AR)
yautia melendez Spanish (AR)
aro d'Egitto Italian
colocasia Italian
fava d'Egitto Italian
pampini del paradiso Italian
taro Italian
trombe del paradiso Italian
colocásia Portuguese
inhame-do-egipto Portuguese
taio Portuguese (BR)
サトイモ Japanese
sato-imo Japanese
колоказия съедобная Russian
таро Russian
gölevez Turkish
Chinese
Chinese