black malanga
Xanthosoma violaceum SchottAraceae

common name synonyms: blue ape, blue taro, primrose malanga, yautia

scientific name synonyms: X. nigrum (Vell.) Stellfeld

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Arecidae

order: Arales

growth form: herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: New World Tropics

notes: introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth