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  Re: [Aroid-l] RES: Amorphophallus konjac
From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2010.03.07 at 21:19:18

A sneak peak into Dr. Misra’sarticle on kojac culture in Chinagives this on local names, although he does not commit on the origin of them:


“Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac syn. A. rivieri) is an important commercialcrop grown in China, Japan, Indonesia,and elsewhere in subtropical Asia. Other localnames include: Japanese: konnyaku;Chinese: pinyin, and it is alsoknown as konjak, konjaku, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam(though this name is also used for A.paeoniifolius).”


Enjoy his whole article in Volume 33 of Aroideana that will be out in late summer.




Ps. Everyone – how about an articleof interest to everybody for the next volume. Deadline early January 2011.

From:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Eduardo
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 12:48PM
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Subject: [Aroid-l] RES:Amorphophallus konjac


Dear Tshu Yang,


As far as I know,its name came from the japanese konnyaku, that is a jelly food made withkonjac=B4s special sugars (glucomannans) that is usually eaten with soy or fishsauce.


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De:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Em nome de piaba
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 5 demar=E7o de 2010 15:39
Para: Discussion of aroids
Assunto: Re: [Aroid-l]Amorphophallus konjac


what's teh origin of the name konjac?  is it a native name?

tsuh yang


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