Taxon: Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze

 
Genus: Tacca
Family: Taccaceae
Nomen number: 70775
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 2:704. 1891
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 31-May-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-May-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Human food: potential as starch (fide Pl Res SEAs 9:159. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland (n.), Western Australia (n.)]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Samoa


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Other (probably native or natzd. elsewhere in paleotropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  3. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  7. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:156-159.
  8. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard) 4:428.
  10. Jardin botanique national de Belgique Flore du Congo, du Rwanda et du Burundi (Flore d'Afrique centrale). (F Afr Centr)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  16. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  18. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  19. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  20. Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  21. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Tacca leontopetaloides (L.) Kuntze :

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?70775. Accessed 21 April 2018.