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Coleus parviflorus

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A herb with creeping, succulent stems and arimatic leaves, producing tubers in clusters at the base of the stems. The tubers are round, dark brown or black and aromatic. USES The tubers are used in the same way as potatoes. GROWING PERIOD Annual herb, tubers may be harvested 120-180 days from planting. COMMON NAMES Sudan potato, Madagascar potato, Hausa potato, Koorkan kizhangu, Kentang dwaja, Ratala, Country-potato. FURTHER INF Native to tropical Africa, possible Ethiopia. Also cultivated in South East Asia. Yields of 3.7-7.5 t/ha of tubers have been recorded.
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SOURCES (Coleus parviflorus Benth.)
Tindall H 1983 pp 240 [TEMP, RAIN, USE]
Duke J 1975 pp 13 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 468 [USE]