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Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott

Taro, elephant ear, cocoyam, eddo, eddoe, dasheen

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassAlismatidaeAquatic and marshy plants
OrderAlismatalesHerbaceous flowering plants found in marshy habitats
FamilyAraceaeArum family, with plants whose flower is enclosed in a spathe
GenusColocasia
Speciesesculenta

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Colocasia esculenta description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Colocasia esculenta (taro, elephant ear, cocoyam, eddo, eddoe, dasheen)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia ID is uncertain

Colocasia esculenta (taro, elephant ear, cocoyam, eddo, eddoe, dasheen)

8/22/2004 · Waipi'o Valley, Hawaii

Colocasia esculenta (taro, elephant ear, cocoyam, eddo, eddoe, dasheen)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia

Colocasia esculenta (taro, elephant ear, cocoyam, eddo, eddoe, dasheen)

3/10/2001 · Waipea Valley, Hawaii

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