Tacca involucrata – Famine Foods

Tacca involucrata

Tacca leontopetaliides


Nigeria: the Munshi = Tiv] first boil the tuber to remove the toxic element. A coarse flour, called amara, is prepared from it. Among the Adamawa Fulani, the same coarse flour, along with prepared cereal flour, is brought by a bride to her new home, as an indication of her ability as a housewife. Tanzania: Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara districts): unspecified part of pant [tuber?] eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Sch. & Thonn.

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