752.000 Alocasia (Schott) G. Don

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, often robust; corms or rhizomes forming the above ground pseudo-stem. Leaves ovate, base usually cordate; margins entire or undulate; apex acute. Inflorescence near apex, solitary or several together; flowers numerous; spathe constricted. Flowers minute, 3-8 sessile, united into a pyramidal synandria; dehiscent via a terminal pore. Fruit berries. Seeds sub-globose.

Worldwide: 70 species in tropical Asia and Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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odora (Lindl.) K. Koch

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alocasia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alocasia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alocasia
Wikipedia: Alocasia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alocasia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alocasia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Alocasia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1659, retrieved 18 January 2022

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