1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alocasia (Schott) G.Don
      1. Alocasia clypeolata A.Hay

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Mindanao), Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali).

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution
    Known botanically from only the type collection made on Mindanao.
    Habitat
    In rocky soil on a steep slope on forest edge, 80 cm altitude.
    General Description
    Small herb to ca. 30 cm tall; stem short, ca. 5 cm long x 2 cm diam. (dry); leaves ca. 6 together; petiole ca. 17 cm long, sheathing in the lower quarter; blade weakly coriaceous, darker near the main veins, ovate to very broadly ovate, 16 x 6.5 cm to 12 x 8 cm; anterior lobe 7-11 cm long, widest ca. Quarter of the way from the base, the tip acute to obtuse and then apiculate; anterior costa with 3 primary lateral veins on each side diverging at 45-60°; secondary veneration forming irregular interprimary collective veins in the proximal part of the blade, these not formed in the distal portions; all venation flush with the lamina on both sides (dry); posterior lobes ca. 4 cm long, peltate for more than 80 % of their length, with the posterior costae subparallel; inflorescences parierd amongst the leaves subtended by oblong lanceolate cataphylls to ca. 5 cm long; peduncle much shorter than the petioles, ca. 5 cm long; spathe white, ca. 6 cm long; lower spathe ca. 1.8 cm long, ovoid; spathe limb broadly lanceolate ca. 4.2 cm long x 1.8 cm wide at the base, at make anthesis with the lower ca. 1 cm sharply reflexed and the rest erect; spadix more or less equalling the spathe, stipitate for ca. 2 mm; female zone subcylindric, ca. 1 cm long x ca. 6 mm diam.; ovaries globuse, ca. 1.2 mm diam.; style shorter than ovary, ca. 0.5 mm long; stigma rounded and weakly lobed; sterile interstice ca. 6 mm long x 3 mm diam., composed of rhomboid synandrodia ca. 1.3 mm diam.; male zone 1 cm long x 4 mm diam., subcylindric, narrowed at the base and apex, the base corresponding with the spathe costriction; synandria rhombo-hexagonal, ca. 1 mm diam., of 3-4 connate stamens; thecae opening by apical pores not overtopped by the synconnective; appendix ca. 3 cm long, tapering to a point, covered in low, elongate sinuous irregular sterile organs; infructescence with short peduncle; fruting spathe subglobose, ca. 2.5 x 1.5 cm.
    Diagnostic
    A small herb about 30 cm tall; stem short with a white spathe which is 6 cm long, the spadix is more or less equalling the spathe,

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Lesser Sunda Is., Philippines

    Alocasia clypeolata A.Hay appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 51: 12 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Hay, A. 1999. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in the Philippines. Gardens Bull. Singapore. 51: 1 - 41.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0