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(family Taccaceae)

A genus of rhizomatous herbs in which the leaves are radical, broad, and usually divided. The flowers are subtended by bracts, the inner ones being long and thread-like. East Indian arrowroot comes from the tubers of T. leontopetaloides. There are 10 species, occurring in the tropics, especially in South-east Asia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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