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The Araceae family includes monocotyledonous plants, shrubs or herbaceous plants, sometimes arborescent, from subtropical and tropical regions and, in reduced numbers, from temperate regions. Many species of this family are used for their ornamental quality in houseplants (genera Anthurium , Dieffenbachia , Monstera ).


Rare are those cultivated for food purposes, we can mention the taro plant of the genus Colocasia which includes herbaceous plants with large leaves originating from tropical regions. Among these the species Colocasia esculenta , the taro , is produced for its mealy tuber, scaly in appearance, thick-skinned, with cream to pink colored flesh, dry in texture and with a taste close to that of the potato. gentle. The leaves are prepared like spinach.

Last change : 07/22/22