Amorphophallus dracontioides – Famine Foods

Amorphophallus dracontioides

Synonym(s):
Hydrosme dracontioides

Uses

Africa (west): corms eaten after being cut up, repeatedly washed, and boiled for one or two days. Nigeria (Kano State, northern): tuber eaten. Requires two days boiling to detoxify.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Hook.) Hutchinson in Hutchinson & Dalziel; N.E. Br.
Vernaculars:
Hausa (plant ?): Gwazar giwa ; (root/rhizome): Kinciyar.

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