new cocoyam
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) SchottAraceae

common name synonyms: tania, yautia, arrowleaf elephant's ear

scientific name synonyms: X. artovirens, Arum xanthorrhizon, A. sagittifolium L., Caladium sagittifolium (L.) Vent.

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: widely cultiv'd in the tropics

invasiveness notes: benign

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