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Mana Weo

Mana Weo
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.