Elephant Foot Yam ෴ කිඩාරන් අල
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum, is a tropical tuber crop grown primarily in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific islands. Because of its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines.
The elephant foot yam is used as food in Island Southeast Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, South Asia, New Guinea, Oceania, and Madagascar. Its origin and center of domestication was formerly considered to be India, where it is most widely utilized as a food resource in recent times. But a genetic study in 2017 have shown that Indian populations of elephant foot yams have lower genetic diversity than those in Island Southeast Asia.
- Common Name In Sri Lanka: Kidaran (කිඩාරන්)
- Scientific Name: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
- Habitat: Primarily in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific islands.
- Average Height: 2 m to 2.5 m