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Taxon: Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don

Genus: Alocasia
Family: Araceae subfamily: Aroideae tribe: Colocasieae.
Nomen number: 2492
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Hort. brit. ed. 3:631. 1839 "macrorhizon"
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 06-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Nov-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • ape   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • cunjevoi   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • giant alocasia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • giant taro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • pai   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • alocasie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Alokasie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • riesenblättriges Pfeilblatt   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • mankachu   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • inhame-açú   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • orelha-de-elefante-gigante   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • taiá-Rio-Branco   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • taioba   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • malanga   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • alokasia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii [Kaua‘i , O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, & Maui]
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Society Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Nicaragua
    Northern South America: Suriname
    Western South America: Peru

      Adventive:
  • adventive elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Bunting, G. S. & D. H. Nicolson. 1963. The Alocasia plumbea confusion. Baileya 11:143–146.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1987. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 6:58.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Everest, S. L. 1981. Poisonous plants of Australia. [poisonous].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2002. World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hay, A. et al. 1995. Checklist & botanical bibliography of the aroids of Malesia, Australia, and the tropical western Pacific. Blumea suppl. 8.
  • Hay, A. 1998. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in west Malesia and Sulawesi. Gard. Bull. Singapore 50:221–334.
  • Hay, A. 1999. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in th Philippines. Gard. Bull. Singapore 51:1–41.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 2000. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1986. Species epithets and gender information. Taxon 35:326. [concerning spelling of specific epithet].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
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Check other web resources for Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Alocasia macrorrhizos cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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