Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 10, Number 1 (1987); Pages 9-13
Wild taro and the context of cultivation
By Peter Matthews     (Buy)


Two historical questions of primary importance are, first, what was the natural distribution range of taro before its use by humans? Secondly, in what areas has cultivation of local indigenous taro taken place? The present distribution of taro is the outcome of selection and transfer by humans, as well as natural selection dispersal.


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