RE: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)
- Subject: RE: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:43:25 -0500 (CDT)
Nonono, it is NOT native to japan at all!! I didn't say
that. It is cultivated since ages in Japan and Von Sieboldt brought tubers
that's all. Am. konjac is probably native to China (but has also escaped from
cultivation there) and possibly in Vietnam. The problem is that the species has
been travelling with humans a lot. Hell, there is even a clone derived from a
plant found in Sabah (near Kota Kinabalu). Go figure!!
In a message dated 10/10/2001
7:51:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Aaaaah, finally I can hit again:
The name Konnyaku IS
Japanese, and I'll be darned if I know what it means.
The name was
introduced into Europe when Von Siebold brought the first
tubers of this
plant back from Japan into the Leiden Botanical Garden and he
them Arisaema konjac. That's how it all
and is this plant ONLY native to japan?
tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA