A flowering plant from the Araceae family, the plant also goes by the names of Tahitian spinach, Tannier spinach, and Tahitian taro. Belembe is one of the main vegetables in the dish callaloo. As a perennial herb, the plant was once domesticated in the Amazon. Today, Belembe is now grown in various tropical regions around the world. As there are calcium oxalate crystals present in the leaves, the vegetable needs to be cooked thoroughly before consumption.