Genetic diversity in Taro (Colocasia esculenta Schott, Araceae) in China: An ethnobotanical and genetic approach

@article{Jianchu2008GeneticDI,
  title={Genetic diversity in Taro (Colocasia esculenta Schott, Araceae) in China: An ethnobotanical and genetic approach},
  author={Xu Jianchu and Yang Yongping and Pu Yingdong and W. G. Ayad and Pablo B. Eyzaguirre},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={14-31}
}
Taro,Colocasia esculenta (Araceae), is a widely distributed and important food crop in the humid tropics and subtropics. Relatively neglected by science, much knowledge of genetic diversity in taro is with farmers. Taro genetic resources managed by five ethnic communities and Han farming villages in diverse ecosystems were sampled and characterized in Yunnan Province, southwest China. This study documented a new type of flowering taro selected by farmers which is widely and intensively… CONTINUE READING