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  Grocery Store Aroids
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1997.12.11 at 09:23:43(1731)
Julius,

Thanks for the insight. At least I'll be able to grow the Xanthasomas.
I'm disappointed about the Columbian yam not being a Colocasia. The tuber
looked like what I'd expect a large Colocasia tuber to be. If it grows as
a vine (you said that it does), I guess I can sprout one to double check.

You said that the mapuey and Columbian yam were both Dioscoreas but that
the Dioscorea trifida was smaller. In fact, the mapuey was about 1/4th the
size of the Columbian yam or smaller. Perhaps that ID was correct.

Can you list some potential names for Colocasia tubers - names that would
be used in a hispanic market catering predominantly to Puerto Ricans and
Dominicans? There's not much of a Mexican, Cuban or Central American
community here on Long island. I still hope to find a cheap source for
large Colocasia esculenta tubers before next spring.

Perhaps its time for one of our web pages to have a table with common
grocery store name in one column and scientific name in the next column.
I'd volunteer except that so far, I would be able to supply only 4 rows to
this table and that was only with your help.
Les

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From: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk at netgate.net> on 1997.12.11 at 10:09:29(1732)
On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Lester Kallus wrote:

> Perhaps its time for one of our web pages to have a table with common
> grocery store name in one column and scientific name in the next column.

After acquiring something called 'malanga' aka X.saggitifolia (but after
it grew, the coloring and general appearance seem to be somwhere
X.violaceum and X.saggitifolia), I did some web searches and here's the
list of relevant entries:

http://www.ars-grin.gov/~ngrlsb/dictionary/tico/

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From: Brian Cook <bcook at interlog.com> on 1997.12.11 at 10:18:42(1733)
Lester Kallus wrote:

> Can you list some potential names for Colocasia tubers?

Taro, Dasheen, Eddo or Elephant Ear.

I have had this growing with great success this summer in my natural
pond, I also have two in the house at the moment that are doing fine.
These were purchaced at the grocery store for about $0.50. Not too bad!

Any idea when I might expect some flowers?
--
Brian Cook Mailto:bcook@interlog.com

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.12.11 at 13:27:49(1734)
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From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.12.11 at 13:34:07(1735)
Krzysztof,

I looked through the list of web sites you gave. It takes a while. While
full of

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From: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk at netgate.net> on 1997.12.11 at 15:03:58(1736)
On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, George R Stilwell, Jr. wrote:

> Krzysztof,
>
> I looked through the list of web sites you gave. It takes a while. While
> full of

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.12.11 at 16:32:38(1737)
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From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1997.12.12 at 06:43:17(1738)
Julius,
Thanks for all the tips. Actually, I'm going to start putting this list
together now that you've given me all these names. As for shipping them to
LI, thanks, but I don't think it'll be much of a problem. I should be able
to find these tubers by looking in a few different local stores (now that I
know what to look for). It's especially interesting to think that I can
get antiquorum illustris tubers. Those plants weren't especially
expensive, but at $1.95 a pound, I can afford enough to have an entire bed
of them.

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From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.12.12 at 10:05:52(1740)

Sounds great, Les.

Ray

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From: SNALICE <SNALICE at AOL.COM> on 1997.12.12 at 20:22:04(1741)
Dear all,
I ran across these pages and thought that some of you might be interested in
them since the subject of food plants is up. These are database search
engines for finding the use of plants for medicine and food including plants
in the Araceae family.
Native American
Herbal, Plant Knowledge
is the home base of the pages I mention in case
you would like to check out ALL of the databases of which there are 6. Slide
down to RESEARCH TOOLS. FoodPlantDB: classes ;
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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.12.13 at 18:02:43(1742)
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From: grsjr at juno.com (George R Stilwell, Jr.) on 1997.12.14 at 09:05:43(1745)
Julius,

Les Kallus has volunteered to put together the list of food names
correlated with Aroid names.
It would be great if you took a shot at it and passed the information on
to Les so he can
get it all together. If it's going on the IAS site, Guanghua Zhu is the
keeper of the gates for it.
Les needs to work with him to get it formed properly and integrated into
the page.

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.12.14 at 19:19:59(1754)
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