Elephant-yam: 1 definition


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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Elephant-yam in English is the name of a plant defined with Amorphophallus konjac in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hydrosme rivieri (Durand ex Carrière) Engl. (among others).

2) Elephant-yam is also identified with Amorphophallus paeoniifolius It has the synonym Kunda verrucosa Raf., nom. illeg. (etc.).

3) Elephant-yam is also identified with Amorphophallus variabilis It has the synonym Arum caeruleopunctatum Zipp. ex Kunth (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (7404)
· Genética Ibérica (1979)
· Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. (1916)
· Pediatr. Dermatol. (2006)
· J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. (1903)
· Kew Bulletin (1985)

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