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Taxon: Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch

 
Genus: Amorphophallus
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Thomsonieae
Nomen number: 2948
Place of publication: K. Koch & G. A. Fintelmann, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 1:262. 1858
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable (only tubers)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Vietnam


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: = Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu
  3. Cui, X. et al. 1995. Ethnobotany of Chinese drug Mo Yu (Amorphophallus konjac). J. Pl. Resources Environm. 4:38-40.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 9:45-50.
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2002. World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae).
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = A rivieri 'Konjac'
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Amorphophallus rivieri 'Konjac'
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  12. Nicolson, D. H. 1984. Amorphophallus konjac vs A. rivieri (Araceae). Aroideana 7:7-8.
  13. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  17. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  18. Thompson, S. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  20. Yunnan Inst. Bot. & Kunming Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci., eds. 1977-. Flora yunnanica.

Check other web resources for Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Amorphophallus konjac cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2948. Accessed 21 July 2019.