Suppression

Leren

Category: Medicines - plant based

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

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Calathea allouia, also known as leren, is a plant in the arrowroot family, native to northern South America and the Caribbean.

It is considered native to Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. It is reportedly naturalized in Jamaica.

 

Leren is grown as a minor root crop in tropical regions across the world.

Another name for the plant is Goeppertia allouia (Aubl.) Borchs. & S.Suárez, Syst. Bot. 37: 629 (2012).  It belongs to the family Marantaceae.

 

 

 

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