|MONTRICHARDIA ARBORESCENS - MOCOU MOCOU.|
Mocou mocou, moco moco, moko moko, mokumoku, malanga-gratter, arracacho,
Yautia-madera, Arum lily.
Araceae (Arum family).
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.
Mocou mocou can abundantly be found in estuaries.
The leaves are arrow-shaped, up to 2.5 feet long and
the food of choice for
The fruiting spadix of moko moko is edible; the seeds can be cooked or toasted.
Each inflorescence contains
± 80 seeds.
Suriname's traditional medicine
The milky juice of the stem is used in the treatment of deep cuts (external); also
against nose bleeding.
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Seeds and rhizome.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short
viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Full sun / part shade, all types of soil.
Needs lots of water but has some drought
Recalcitrant seeds are not refundable since they are prone to fungus and often difficult to