IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Re: Colocasia
From: "D.J. Leedy" djleedy at netex.quik.com> on 2001.02.13 at 00:50:05(5936)
The following is on page 18 of the book TARO - A Review of Colocasia
Esculenta and Its Potentials, Edited by Jaw-Kai Wang and published by the
University of Hawaii Press, copyright 1983.

"There are probably thousands of cultivars of Colocasia in the world. More
than three hundred named varieties have been listed in Hawaii; some of these
are undoubtedly synonyms, but there can be little doubt that perhaps a
hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty cultivars were known in
prehistoric days.

Colocasia cultivars are differentiated on the basis of siz; leaf shape and
size; color of petiole, leaf and corm flesh; flower shape and size; and
their various uses. The most comprehensive attempt to clasify and describe
Colocasia cultivars was carried out by Whitney, Bowers, and Takahashi (1939)
in Hawaii........"

Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.