Help me to identify this plant with huge green leaves

Hello! I saw this plant with such amazing huge leaves in India, Karnataka State. Do you know what it is and what it is used for? Thank you!

Help me to identify this plant with huge green leaves

Vice Professor Asked on January 15, 2016 in Herbs.
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    This is Alocasia macrorrhizos or Elephant Ear. Common names include Giant Taro and Elephant Ear Taro. As far as I know it is edible if cooked for a long time but its sap irritates the skin due to calcium oxalate crystals, or raphides which are needle like.

    Vice Professor Answered on January 18, 2016.
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