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Genus: Alocasia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Araceae

About 70 species, found in tropical forests and damp, shady places in S and SE Asia. Five species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Alocasia devansayana

 

Alocasia longiloba

Native to Malaysia.

 

Alocasia macrorrhiza (Giant taro)

Native to Sri Lanka.

Alocasia navicularis

Native to India and Burma.

 

Alocasia odora

Native to tropical Asia.

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  

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