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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(20715)
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.




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