What is another word for Xanthosoma Sagittifolium?
8 synonyms found
[ zˌanθəsˈə͡ʊmə sˌad͡ʒɪtɪfˈə͡ʊli͡əm], [ zˌanθəsˈəʊmə sˌadʒɪtɪfˈəʊliəm], [ z_ˌa_n_θ_ə_s_ˈəʊ_m_ə s_ˌa_dʒ_ɪ_t_ɪ_f_ˈəʊ_l_iə_m]
There are several synonyms for the plant species Xanthosoma Sagittifolium. Commonly known as arrowleaf eleplant ear or tannia, it can also be referred to as Colocasia Antiquorum var. esculenta, Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum, and Alocasia macrorrhiza var. vathei. The plant is native to South America and is grown for its edible leaves and root tubers. The leaves have a unique arrow shape, hence the name arrowleaf elephant ear. It is a staple food in many tropical regions, and the tuber is cooked similarly to potatoes. Xanthosoma Sagittifolium has several medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments.