Calflora
Taxon  Report   13042    
Colocasia esculenta  (L.) Schott
Taro root
Colocasia esculenta
© Strauss 2004 California Academy of Sciences
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Colocasia esculenta
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Colocasia esculenta
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Colocasia esculenta, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Colocasia esculenta
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Colocasia
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).