Taro (plant)

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Maria003

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English - USA
This is in a book of my son's. The family finds a large "taro" and digs it up. When they are finished, there is enough "crema de cacao" for everyone. What type of plant is this??

Thanks!
 
  • Dlyons

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    English - Ireland
    This is in a book of my son's. The family finds a large "taro" and digs it up. When they are finished, there is enough "crema de cacao" for everyone. What type of plant is this??

    Thanks!
    Malanga, Colocasia esculenta Schott.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colocasia_esculenta

    Según el DRAE:
    Col., Cuba, El Salv., Hond., Pan. y P. Rico. Planta arácea, de hojas grandes acorazonadas, tallo muy corto y tubérculos comestibles, que se cultiva en terrenos bajos y húmedos. || 2. Col., Cuba, Hond., Pan. y P. Rico. Tubérculo de esta planta.
     
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