Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 12:23:54 -0400
I'm not sure it was ever really resolved. The reason I'm calling them a corm
is because my friend Matt Opel, soon to receive his PhD in botany from the
University of Connecticut, told me that it's a corm! His explanation to me
was that a corm gets used up and replaced during the growing season, which
is true of Amorphophallus.
If that's the wrong information, don't blame me! I'm a programmer, not a
botanist or a horticulturist...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lester Kallus" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 5:08 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
> 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
> -------Original Message-------
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: 05/06/03 11:18 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
> > Absolutely! Amorphophallus konjac is an edible corm! Various
> 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