Plant ID forum: Colocasia esculenta Help

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South Florida (Zone 10b)
toy747
Sep 14, 2015 7:45 PM CST
I purchased this recently and the tag just said Colocasia esculenta. I know there are many different cultivars.
Can anyone help with this one?
Thanks so much!


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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Sep 15, 2015 6:28 PM CST
I think that if the plant throws offsets on runners, it is Colocasia antiquorum. If it throws offsets directly on the parent corm, it is Colocasia esculenta. Your plant looks similar to Chinese Bun-long Taro, which would make it Colocasia antiquorum, but that's a guess. The two species used to be lumped as one, as different varieties, and are easily confused.
South Florida (Zone 10b)
toy747
Sep 15, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Thank you!

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