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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Small herb to ea. 40 cm tall; leaves 2-several together, not each subtended by cataphylls; petioles to ea. 25 cm long, sheathing in the lower third; blade membranous, hastate to sagittatc, to ea. 28 cm long; anterior lobe narrowly to rather broadly triangular, the margin entire to very shallowly undulate; anterior costa impressed adaxially, with 4-5 primary lateral veins on each side diverging at ea. 60° and running more or less straight to the margin (ca. A. heterophylla ), with glands in the axils usually conspicuous; secondary venation arising at a wide angle from primary veins, close-spaced (ca. 1.5-2 mm apart; cf. A. heterophylla, A. culionensis), then abruptly deflected into a somewhat disorganised zig-zag interprimary collective vein and/or running to the margin; posterior lobes diverging at an obtuse (ha state) or acute ( sagittate) angle, narrow to rather broad, tapering to blunt points, 9- 13 cm long; posterior costae naked in the sinus for L -3 cm, never peltate except in seedlings; inflorescences 1-2 together; peduncle ca. 10-15 cm long, slender; spathe ea. 5 cm long; lower spathe ovoid, ea. 1.3 cm long, somewhat asymmetric due to adnation with spadix stipe, differentiated from the limb by a strong constriction; limb lanceolate, somewhat canoeshaped, slightly deflected at base, thence up-curved; spadix stipitate for ea. 5 mm, with the stipe almost completely adnate to the spathe; female zone ea. 8 mm long; ovaries subglobose, ea. 1 mm diam., stigma subsessile,. button-like; sterile interstice short, ca. 3-5 mm long, corresponding with spathe constriction; male zone ea. 8 mm long, subcylindric, ca. 4 m diam.; synandria rhombo-hexagonal, ca. 1 mm diam., not capped by synconnective; appendix tapering to a point, ea. 1.2 cm long, slightly curved to ventral side of spathe; infructescence subglobose, ca. 1.7 cm diam.
    Distribution
    Endemic to the Philippines: Luzon, Negros, Panay.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain forest, often near streams, to 400 m altitude.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Alocasia ramosii A.Hay appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 51: 27 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    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.
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    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