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Re: [aroid-l] edible corms

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
  • From: Lester Kallus lkallus@earthlink.net
  • Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 05:08:29 -0400 (EDT)

Perhaps I missed something.  I thought earlier that Amorphophallus was classified as having tubers rather than corms.  (I know this has been discussed at length in the past but I don't recall the upshot.)

Haven't people been calling the Amorphophallus "things" tubers rather than corms?


-------Original Message-------
From: ken@spatulacity.com
Sent: 05/06/03 11:18 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l]  edible corms

> Absolutely! Amorphophallus konjac is an edible corm! Various Amorphophallus
are consumed in Asia, not only the corms but also the very young petiole
and leaf, before they open. You can make a high carb flour from A. konjac.

That leads me to wonder, though, if you harvest the petiole and young
will the corm send up a second leaf or is the growing point now gone and
the corm will die in the ground? The web site I was on referred to people
stir frying the Amorphophallus leaves, but didn't mention any details of
the "farming" operation.

-Ken Mosher

Lester Kallus wrote:
> We all know onions so there's the great example of bulbs and we all know 
potatos so we know tubers.  I grow Canna so understand rhizomes but have
never thought of an edible example of thizomes.  More importantly, though,
is there an edible corm?
>         Les Kallus

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