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Taxon: Xanthosoma caracu K. Koch & C. D. Bouché

 
Genus: Xanthosoma
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Caladieae
Nomen number: 42084
Place of publication: A. C. H. Braun et al., App. gen. sp. nov. 3. 1855
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jun-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • caracú  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • yautía horqueta  (Source: F PR) - Spanish
  • yautía manola  (Source: F PR) - Spanish
  • yautía viequera  (Source: F PR) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in neotropics)

    Other (origin unknown)

References:

  1. Engler, A. 1920. Araceae (Pflanzenr) IV. 23E(Heft 71):52.
  2. Fournet, J. 1978. Flore illustrée des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique (F GuadMart)
  3. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  4. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  5. Morton, J. F. 1972. Cocoyams (Xanthosoma caracu, X. atrovirens and X. nigrum), ancient root- and leaf-vegetables, gaining in economic importance Proc. Florida State Hort. Soc. 85:86.
  6. Plowman, T. A. 1969. Folk uses of New World aroids Econ. Bot. 23:116.
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  8. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Xanthosoma caracu K. Koch & C. D. Bouché :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Xanthosoma caracu 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=42084. Accessed 26 April 2019.