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Montrichardia arborescens, Arum arborescens , Mocou Mocou

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 Montrichardia arborescens, Arum arborescens
Family: Araceae
Mocou Mocou
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersEdibleThorny or spinyFlood tolerant

A tropical plant with a maximum height of 9', growing along the banks of rivers, creeks and in swamps; they grow in salt -, brackish - and fresh water.

The stem sometimes has prickles and is somewhat swollen at the base.

The leaves are arrow-shaped, up to 2.5 feet long and the food of choice for manatees.

The fruiting spadix of Montrichardia arborescens is edible; the seeds can be cooked or toasted.


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 Montrichardia arborescens, Arum arborescens , Mocou Mocou

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Montrichardia arborescens, Arum arborescens , Mocou Mocou

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Montrichardia arborescens, Arum arborescens , Mocou Mocou

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