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Xanthosoma
(cocoyam)

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Xanthosoma (cocoyam)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Xanthosoma
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cocoyam
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf and inflorescence
TitleLeaf and inflorescence
CaptionXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf and inflorescence
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf and inflorescence
Leaf and inflorescenceXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf and inflorescence©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf.
TitleLeaf
CaptionXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf.
LeafXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); leaf.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); inflorescence.
TitleInflorescence
CaptionXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); inflorescence.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); inflorescence.
InflorescenceXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); inflorescence.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); close-up of inflorescence.
TitleInflorescence
CaptionXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); close-up of inflorescence.
Copyright©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); close-up of inflorescence.
InflorescenceXanthosoma sagittifolium (arrowleaf elephant's ear); close-up of inflorescence.©Smithsonian Institution/Pedro Acevedo

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Xanthosoma Schott (1832)

Preferred Common Name

  • cocoyam

International Common Names

  • English: tannia; yautia
  • French: chou caraibe; tanier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Goldnarbe
  • Thailand: kradat

EPPO code

  • XATSS (Xanthosoma sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Arales
  •                         Family: Araceae
  •                             Genus: Xanthosoma