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Hawaiian taro ID

Posted by baci z10Ca (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 10, 06 at 9:43

I acquired this taro plant the other day. The person I got it from said it was a Hawaiian taro she evidentially got it from Hawaii. It does not look like the taro grown from the local grocers. I have read there are several different types of taro grown in Hawaii. Anyone know the botanic name of this plant?
Thanks for any help.

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RE: Hawaiian taro ID

  • Posted by baci z10Ca (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 12, 06 at 8:55

It looks like there are 300 varieties of taro in Hawaii, so my question is not an easy one. It also looks like I need to cut up the rhizome for an ID. I did find the site below, however.


http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/botany/taro/key/HawaiianKalo/Media/Html/howto.html


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