Arrowleaf elephant ear

This crop is usually cultivated as a tuber vegetable, but also the leaves and stems can be eaten.

The name Cocoyam can be a bit confusing as it is also used for Taro, which is a similar looking crop but is actually a different species.

Names

Scientific
   Xanthosoma sagittifolium
English
   Arrowleaf elephant ear
   Arrowleaf elephant’s ear
   Cocoyam
   New cocoyam
   Tannia
   Yautia
Dutch
   Tayer
Spanish
   Oreja de elefante
German
   Malanga
   Tania
   Tannia

Taxonomy

Genus
   Xanthosoma
Family
   Araceae
Order
   Alismatales

Crop categories

Vegetables
Leaf vegetables
Tuber vegetables
Food crops
Tropical crops

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