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Re: 'Ocumo', local aroid name.
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2001.11.19 at 23:10:46(7842)|
As far as I know, ocumo is the name of Xanthosoma plants in Venezuela.
George Bunting cite this name in his treatment of the Venezuelan
aroids(Bunting, 1979, Sinopsis de las Araceae de Venezuela, Rev. Fac. Agron.
Maracay, 10(1-4):139-290), but I have also seen this name elsewhere. It is
usually used for Xanthosoma sagittifolium, but you will also find the name
"ocumo chino" (or chinese "ocumo") for Colocasia esculenta. Unfortunately, I
do not know the origin of the name.
Very best wishes,
Eduardo G. Goncalves
Laboratorio de Fitoquimica|
Depto. de Botanica - IB
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 11461 - CEP 05422-970
Sao Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
Phone: 55 11 3818-7532
FAX : 55 11 3818-7547
>From: "Julius Boos"
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
>Subject: Re: 'Ocumo', local aroid name.
>Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 09:56:59 -0600 (CST)
>A request---I am searching desperately for references to the word 'ocumo'
>used as a local name for an aroid rhizome/tuber, I KNOW that I have read it
>and/or heard it used recently, but for the life of me can not find it in
>Please let me know if you have heard or read it used for an aroid
>rhizome/tuber, and the source.
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