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[aroid-l] Eddoe

  • Subject: [aroid-l] Eddoe
  • From: The Thaumaturgist asitkghosh@yahoo.com
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 20:39:31 -0700 (PDT)

Here are 6 photos from a tuber that was labeled in the store as
Eddoe. The photos show the transformation from the tuber to a small
I understand that the name “Eddoe” is used only in the
English-speaking Caribbean Islands. Other names are also used there
sometimes interchangeably or correctly to mean other Aroids, adding
to the nomenclature confusion.

The English-speaking Caribbean also uses the following names other
than Eddoe,

Dasheen = Colocasia esculenta

Calaloo = Leaves of Colocasia esculenta

Tanier = Xanthosoma sagittifolia

Tannia = Xanthosaoma sagittifolia

1)   Bought from the store, a close-up
2)   Three different ones
3)   Multiple sprouts from one, in a small pot
4)   3 distinct sprouts developing from one
5)   A baby leaf after the rain

6)   A mature Eddoe leaf

Asit K. Ghosh
Rockledge, Florida

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