- new cocoyam, large perennial herb with very large, deeply notched, arrow-shaped leaves that arise from a large edible tuber or corm. Superficially similar to keladi, taro, Colocasia esculenta, except for the attachment of leaf stem to leaf, which is peltate for taro and sagittate for keladi tingkih. Large, shallow rhizome or corm to which are attached about 12 smaller cormels, which are the parts harvested for food. These cormels vary in shape from almost spherical to rather oblong and tapering, but seldom more than 10 cm. in longest dimension
- variable in size, shape, and color, but usually purplish skin. Keladi tingkih cannot grow in flooded fields, and its tubers do store well.