See also related species: Malanga (Yautia)
Dasheen (Colocasia esculenta), a starchy edible tuber, is a variety of the 'taro' plant (Hawaiian). Other names are 'eddo' (West Indies) and 'yautia' (Puerto Rico); 'dasheen'; is the name used particularly in the Caribbean.
A member of the calla lily family, the tubers are used as a potato, the leaves are used as greens, and the young shoots can be used as a vegetable.
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