Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday- X


Xanthosoma sagittifolium is similar to Colacasia. The plant has very large, dark leaves.It can be grown in dappled shade . Its leaves are used to make a delicious dish called Patrode. The tubers are dried and powdered, and used in the place of wheat flour by those who are allergic to wheat.The leaves and tubers should be used only after careful preparation, because they might cause severe allergic reactions.
I thank the team of ABC Wednesday for hosting this interesting meme.

15 comments:

  1. Great choice for the X Day! Such a lovely looking plant and a terrific capture! Hope you have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. patrode have become more exotic now with that name!

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  3. Nice find for that most difficult X!

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  4. love the info re the wheat flour, especially!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. We call that Gabi in the Philippines and it's a yummy leafy vegetable!

    X-mas or Christmas, which one do you approve of? May you have a prosperous new year!

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  6. Nice plant but I seldom see them here! Happy New Year to you!

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  7. I didn't know the tuber can be eaten, here it grown as ornaments in parks or homes.

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  8. Interesting plant. Thanks for the information about the tubers!

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  9. lovely plant

    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/x-is-for-xanthippe/

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  10. Hello, lotusleaf.

     I was given many crops from your glorious works.
     We are far distantly each other, but this human interchange has cultural significance.

     Thank you for your heartwarming message and many visit, in this year.
     I thank for your encouragement for Japan.

     Healthy and Happy new years for you and yours.

    Close spring, ruma ❀

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  11. The leaves look very healthy. I love to cook this. The stems are delicious! About the flour, that's most interesting. Good X choice!

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  12. Be careful in giving out advice as to the edible qualities of Aroids. They need careful preparation before being consumed.

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  13. You are right, Ian.Some of them are very itchy.

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  14. I've never know about this topic. It’s really interesting to read.. I like this blog to know about new things. Thanks for this.

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