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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Elephant foot yam
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Thomsonieae
Genus: Amorphophallus
Species: A. paeoniifolius
Binomial name
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
(Dennst.) Nicolson
A. campanulata
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the Elephant foot yam or Whitespot giant arum [1][2] or Stink lily, is a tropical tuber crop that offers excellent scope for adoption in the tropical countries as a cash crop due to its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various delicious cuisines.
Elephant foot yam is basically a crop of Southeast Asian origin. It grows in wild form in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries. In India it is grown mostly in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa. In India it is popularly known as Jimmikand, Suran and Chenna.
However, in Tonga, teve was seen as the most inferior of all yam species, only to be eaten if really nothing else was available.
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius flower

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