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Item Description Whitney, Leo D. en_US Bowers, F.A.I. en_US Takahashi, M. en_US 2008-12-18T01:44:30Z 2008-12-18T01:44:30Z 1939 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Whitney LD, Bowers FAI, Takahashi M. 1939. Taro varieties in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station. 86 p. (Bulletin No. 84). en_US
dc.description Reprinted, 1997 en_US
dc.description.abstract Taro, one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world, has long been a staple food of the natives of all the Polynesian islands as well as in the West Indies and the Orient. Since taro is propagated almost exclusively by vegetative means, each locality has tended to perpetuate its own forms, or "horticultural varieties." Some of these forms have remained localized; others have spread, and many of them have been given new names. In 1914, MacCaughey and Emerson listed about 300 varietal names of taro in Hawaii, approximately half of which they estimated to be synonyms. The confusion which has resulted from the large number of varieties and synonymous names has made evident the need of a taxonomic key for grouping and describing the taros in terms of their distinguishing characters. The present study includes such a key, on the basis of vegetative characters, and descriptions of the varieties which the writers have been able to find in Hawaii, with all available information as to origin, distribution, and use. en_US
dc.format.extent 86 pages + 4 plates en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 84 en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject cultivars en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title Taro Varieties in Hawaii en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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