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Dasheen Alocasia spp., Colocasia esculenta, Xanthosoma spp. Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Dasheen 
Scientific Name(s): Alocasia spp., Colocasia esculenta, Xanthosoma spp. 
Common Name(s): alcocaz, arum, calalu, cocoyam, colocasia, colocasie, dasheen, daun keladi, eddo, elephant's-ear, inhame, inhame-branco, inhame-da-costa, inhame-da-África, madumbe, malanga, taioba-de-São-Tomé, taro, tayoba, toran, zehrwurzel 
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Description: Dasheen is commonly referred to as the edible corm plant part. Calalu is commonly referred to as the edible leaf part of the plant. For entry purposes, Alocasia spp. and Xanthosoma spp. are considered as having the same entry status as Colocasia spp. 
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