Amorphophallus lyratus

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Amorphophallus lyratus

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wild or cultivated


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Amorphophallus lyratus Kunth. East Indies. The roots are eaten by the natives and are thought to be very nutritious. They require, however, to be carefully boiled several times and to be dressed in a particular manner in order to divest them of a somewhat disagreeable taste. [1]

  1. Drury, H. Useful Pls. Ind. 56. 1858. (Arum lyratum Roxb.)
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.


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