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Colocasia fontanesii (coco yam)

Synonyms: Colocasia antiquorum var. atropurpurea; Colocasia antiquorum var. fontanesii; Colocasia esculenta var. fontanesii; Colocasia gaoligongensis; Colocasia gongii


Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Big Cypress National Preserve V 732120 Florida, United States
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, United States
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      


Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus hawk moth)[4]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Calpodes ethlius (larger canna leafroller)[4]
Catopsilia pyranthe (Mottled emigrant butterfly)[4]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[5]
Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug)[5]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[5]
Eupanacra mydon[4]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[5]
Geococcus coffeae (coffee root mealybug)[5]
Hippotion celerio (Grapevine hawk moth)[4]
Icerya samaraia <Unverified Name>[5]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[5]
Palpifer sexnotatus[4]
Paraputo leveri[5]
Parnara guttatus[4]
Parnara naso (African Straight)[4]
Pergesa acteus[4]
Pinnaspis buxi (bamboo mussel-scale)[5]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[5]
Pseudococcus orchidicola[5]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[5]
Rhizoecus amorphophalli[5]
Stictococcus vayssierei (cassava brown root scale)[6]
Theretra oldenlandiae (Vine hawk moth)[4]
Theretra silhetensis[4]


Trop. Asia to SW. Pacific, widely cultivated elsewere;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Foraging activity and diet of the ant, Anoplolepis tenella Santschi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in southern Cameroon, A. Fotso Kuate, M. Tindo, R. Hanna, M. Kenne & G. Goergen, African Entomology 16(1): 107–114 (2008)
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