Montoso Gardens Botanical Garden and Online Nursery, your source for exotic tropical plants. Calathea allouia, also known as leren, is a plant in the arrowroot family, native to northern South America and the Caribbean, It is considered native to Cuba. Guinea arrowroot or sweet corn root (Calathea allouia) is an oleiferous species which has been known and cultivated for a long time by the indigenous peoples.

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However, the most usual way is to hoe the soil carefully around the plant so as to facilitate its removal without damaging the tuberous roots. The genus Calathea has wide genetic diversity. Genetic erosion threatens native Calathsa vegetable crops. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Guinea arrowroot is normally grown in small areas where subsistence farming is frequently carried out in association with cassava, plantain or fruit-trees.

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The plants are generally planted with 0. As well as being eaten on its own, Guinea arrowroot can be an ingredient of salads, mayonnaise and fish dishes. All plant pages have their own unique code. The seeds are harvested in the region from February to April.


The relevant experiments have been going on for some years but, regrettably, their results have not become generalized.

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Boiled leren has a taste similar to sweet cornhence callathea of its common Cwlathea names. Leren is often planted in shade or partial shade but can grow in full sun with adequate moisture and nutrients. In vitro cultivation of I. Guinea arrowroot requires soils of medium texture because very clayey soils impair the development of the tuberous roots while in sandy soils its growth is deficient.

Following is a list of some of the varieties recognized as such by growers in the three countries: Efeitos do fotoperiodo e reguladores de crescimento no desenvolvimento de plantas de aria Calathea allouia Aubl. It has recently been suggested that verticillata, a North American species, could be a source of biodegradable detergents because of its high saponin content.

The species calahtea propagated by rhizomes. The underground part may be subject to sporadic insect attack. Banco Central del Ecuador, Quito.


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The flowers are white, approximately 2 to 5 cm long, with a staminode and trilocular ovary. This is the most common reproduction technique.

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Storage in special preservation units reduces weight loss, but seriously damages the tuberous roots, impairing the characteristics which are considered to be good for ccalathea.

It produces egg-shaped tuberous roots 2 centimetres 0. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

It is in this context that the potential of little-known species should be evaluated. Rich in starch[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: London, Tropical Products Institute.