Taxonomy Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta
Habit Short, moderately spreading, stocky, producing 10-15 ‘ohā.
Corm Chalky white flesh with inconspicuous yellowish fibers; cortex cream-colored.
Petiole Rigid, light green with inconspicuous greenish edge, white to base (kōhina).
Leaf blade Ovate, horizontal, somewhat cupped, light green; piko light green; lobes obtuse, frequently overlapping, with deep, narrow sinus.
Origin Hawaiian variety.
Cultivation Wetland cultivation; matures in 6-9 months.
Uses Table taro; used as medicine.
Comments Named for the fact that the leaves are somewhat cup-shaped; general name for medical potions. Closely resembles ‘Apuwai.