Synonyms: Xanthosoma nigrum auct.
Family: Araceae - Arum family
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Tribal Name: Sammua tha (Tripura).
English Name: Black malanga.
Terrestrial perennial herb, Rhizome large and tuberous, hypogeal short and thick. Leaves petiolate, long-vaginate, the nerves and costa violaceous. Pistillate portion of the spadix whitish.
Xanthosoma violaceum Schott
Petioles and leaf blades are commonly used as a vegetable (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).
Almost throughout the country.
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