Taxonomy Colocasia esculenta var. esculenta
Habit Short to medium in height, moderately spreading, producing 6-15 ‘ohā.
Corm White flesh with light pinkish tinge, especially near apex, cortex dark pink; small corms.
Petiole Light lilac-purple flecked, almost lacking in green, lighter pink above the base, a dark pink ring at the base (kohina).
Leaf blade Ovate, dark green; piko purple; lobes obtuse with wide sinus.
Origin Hawaiian variety.
Cultivation Dryland cultivation?; matures in 9-12 months.
Uses Famine food.
Comments Distinguished by the lilac-purple flecked petioles which are almost lacking in green and fairly numerous ‘ohā; a wild taro which used to grow fairly abundantly in open woodlands with little care. ‘Oene also refers to the last kalo taken from a crop; a small-sized kalo.