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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Leren was being grown there to be eaten raw, dried, or caathea into flour. Readable yet also very detailed. Prefers a moist, humus-rich, freely-draining soil[ ].

It has ovoid or cylindrical, tuberous roots which ar 2 to 8 cm long and 2 to 4 cm in diameter.

The flowers are white, approximately 2 to 5 cm long, with a staminode and trilocular ovary. Sweetcorn Root or Calathea allouia is a tropical, perennial plant that grows up tp 1. Leren is often planted in shade or partial shade but can grow in full sun with adequate moisture and nutrients. It sprouts with calwthea first rains and grows rapidly, forming tubers which are harvested as the foliage begins to die back eight or nine months after the initial sprouting.

Infraspecific variability of I. Three methods of production can be distinguished which are arranged here in increasing order of importance reflecting the use of techniques and their yields:.


Boiled leren has a taste similar to sweet cornhence one of its common English names. It is cooked in water for 15 to 20 minutes and its flavour is similar to that of cooked green maize.

The leaves are alternate, coriaceous and obovate with a serrate margin and obtuse apex. The cycle from planting to harvesting lasts nine to 14 months, depending on the climatic conditions. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

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It is antagonistic to the gall nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, because of its root secretions which impair the larvae’s hatching, penetration and reproduction. Martius ex Reisseck cauna de folhas largas, ca’a na, congonhaa good substitute for I. Productivity of the tuberous roots is quadrupled if they are grown on plots treated with organic fertilizers fruit and vegetable waste. They are thought to constitute calatyea management methods which are more ecologically suited to the humid tropics.

Not for the casual reader. Guinea arrowroot is reproduced vegetatively, through rhizomes, on each side of which about 20 shoots appear. Threonine found in Root ppm. Efeitos do fotoperiodo e reguladores de crescimento no desenvolvimento de plantas de aria Calathea allouia Aubl.

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London, Tropical Products Institute. Young tender flower spikes are also cooked.

The larvae of coleoptera and lepidoptera cause lesions in the rhizomes and tubers while mite damage has been seen on the leaves and causes the plants to die. This material comes from collections gathered within Amazonia.


Calathea allouia Sweetcorn Root, Guinea Arrowroot PFAF Plant Database

Hydroxyproline found in Root 0 ppm. The leaves have an enveloping base forming short pseudostems; the petioles are long and striated, the leaf blades elliptical – similar to those of rattan palm – and measure 20 to 60 x 5 to 20 cm. Its association with woody species is due to the fact that total or partial shade is necessary for good vegetative development. Rich in starch[ ]. A plant mainly of the moist, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres. For more information about QR Codes click here.

For example, rising from a density of 1 to 1 plants per hectare still fairly widespread to a density of 2 or 4 plants per hectare, production can increase from around 1 to 1 kg to 2 to 3 kg per hectare. Shade may facilitate the growth of the plants, but the best growth is achieved under cultivation conditions with full exposure to sunlight when the humidity, nutrients and soil drainage are not limiting factors.