Other Names: Weo
General Characteristics: Medium in height to tall, slender, stiffly erect, maturing within 9 to 12 months, producing two or three branches; distinguished from other Mana by conspicuous, dark purplish petiole edges.
Petiole: 75 to 105 cm. long, slender, dark green with conspicuous dark purplish edge, particularly near base, white at base.
Leaf blade: 35 to 50 cm. long, 20 to 30 cm. wide, 25 to 40 cm. from tip to base of sinus, narrowly sagittate, firm-chartaceous, medium green; piko yellow; lobes acute with shallow, wide sinus.
Corm: Flesh yellow with light yellowish fibers; skin cream-colored, purple along leaf-scar rings.
Origin, and derivation of name: Introduced from South Seas under the name of Weo; having been classed as a Mana, the group name was placed before the common name.
Distribution: Limited; little is known as to its adaptability.
Use: A fair table taro.