|Better Farming Series 16 - Roots and Tubers (FAO - INADES, 1977, 58 p.)|
|Tania and taro|
The leaves of tania and taro are used in human food as vegetables.
They may also be given to animals as fodder.
With tania, the main underground stem is too hard to be eaten. Only the tubers are used for food.
With taro, the underground stems often bear tubers. The central tuber, which is the biggest and yet soft, is the one chiefly used for food.