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Re: RES: Amorphophallus konjac

  • Subject: Re: RES: Amorphophallus konjac
  • From: "Derek Burch" <derek@horticulturist.com>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 16:19:18 -0500

A sneak peak into Dr. Misra’s article on kojac culture in China gives this on local names, although he does not commit on the origin of them:


“Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac syn. A. rivieri) is an important commercial crop grown in China, Japan, Indonesia, and elsewhere in subtropical Asia. Other local names include: Japanese: konnyaku; Chinese: pinyin, and it is also known as konjak, konjaku, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam (though this name is also used for A. paeoniifolius).”


Enjoy his whole article in Volume 33 of Aroideana that will be out in late summer.




Ps. Everyone – how about an article of interest to everybody for the next volume. Deadline early January 2011.

From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Eduardo
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 12:48 PM
To: 'Discussion of aroids'
Subject: [Aroid-l] RES: Amorphophallus konjac


Dear Tshu Yang,


As far as I know, its name came from the japanese konnyaku, that is a jelly food made with konjac´s special sugars (glucomannans) that is usually eaten with soy or fish sauce.


Very best wishes,





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De: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Em nome de piaba
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 5 de março de 2010 15:39
Para: Discussion of aroids
Assunto: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus konjac


what's teh origin of the name konjac?  is it a native name?

tsuh yang


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