Calflora
Taxon  Report   13042 
Colocasia esculenta  (L.) Schott
Taro root
Colocasia esculenta
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Colocasia esculenta
© 2009 Moorea Biocode
Colocasia esculenta, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Invasive. Cal-IPC classifies the impact of this plant on native ecosystems as moderate.

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Plant Characteristics
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Colocasia esculenta
© Strauss 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Colocasia
Distribution by County 

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2017).

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