EPPO Global Database

Colocasia esculenta(CXSES)

Code created in: 2004-04-19

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


Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos), Malesia (Malaya, Sumatra), China (including Taiwan). Cultivated for its edible tubers. Introduced in western and northern Mediterranean, Indochina (Cambodia, Vietnam), Malesia (Java, Sulawesi), Japan, Korea, West Africa (several countries from Sénégal to Cameroon), Central Africa (from Sudan to Zimbabwe), Madagascar, USA, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone), New Guinea, Australia (Western, Queensland, New South Wales)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Caladium esculenta (Linnaeus) Ventenat
Colocasia antiquorum Schott
Colocasia antiquorum var. esculenta (Linnaeus) Schott
Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum (Schott) Hubbard & Rehder
Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis (Hasskarl) Mannfeld
Colocasia esculenta var. colocasia (Linnaeus) Mansfeld
Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta (Linnaeus) Schott

Common names
Name Language
Chinese potato English
cocoyam English
dasheen English
eddoe English
Egyptian colocasia English
elephant's-ear English
kalo English
taro English
wild taro English
yam English
ägyptisches Arum German
echte Blattwurz German
Taro German
arum d'Egypte French
chou caraïbe French
choue-Chine French
colocase French
colocasia antique French
dachine French
madère French
saonjo French
songe French
taro French
chamol Spanish
colocasia Spanish (AR)
malanga Spanish
malanga isleña Spanish (CU)
ñampi Spanish
ocumo chino Spanish
oreja de elefante Spanish (CU)
pituca Spanish (BO)
quequeisque Spanish
quiquisque Spanish
taro Spanish (AR)
tiquisque Spanish
yautia melendez Spanish (AR)
aro d'Egitto Italian
colocasia Italian
fava d'Egitto Italian
pampini del paradiso Italian
taro Italian
trombe del paradiso Italian
alcolcas Portuguese
colcas Portuguese
colocásia Portuguese
inhame Portuguese
inhame-coco Portuguese
inhame-da-costa Portuguese
inhame-de-enxerto Portuguese
inhame-do-Egipto Portuguese
inhame-dos-Açores Portuguese
taio Portuguese (BR)
taro Portuguese
sato-imo Japanese
サトイモ Japanese
колоказия съедобная Russian
таро Russian
gölevez Turkish
keladi Indonesian
토란 Korean
to ran Korean