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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Samar).

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Unknown.
    General Description
    Diminutive to small herb; leaves several together; petiole shorter than the blade, to ca. 10 cm long, sheathing in the lower third, green mottled darker green; blade narrowly lanceolate, slightly falcate, 15-25 cm long x 2-5 cm wide; anterior lobe ea. 14-22 cm long, with the margin entire and slightly revolute (dry); anterior costa with 2-3 primary lateral veins on each side diverging at ea. 45°, like the costa and secondary venation deeply impressed adaxially, prominent abaxially; secondary venation arising from the primary at a low angle .and running to margin, not or hardly forming interprimary collective veins; posterior lobes much reduced, forming narrowly triangular auriclcs 1.5-3 cm long; posterior costae poorly developed, naked in the in us for ea. l cm· to almost throughout their length; inflorescence solitary; peduncle subequalling the petioles at anthesis; spathe ea. 6 cm long; lower spathe ca. 1.5 cm long, subcylindric, differentiated from the limb by a weak, gradual constriction; limb lanceolate, green, mucronate for ca. 5 mm; spadix somewhat shorter than the spathe, stipitate for 5 mm, the stipe partly adnate to the spathe; female zone ea. 6 mm long, obliquely inserted on the stipe, narrow, ea. 3 mm thick (dry); ovaries subglobose, ea. 1.2 mm diam.; stigma sessile, discoid, almost as wide as the ovary, weakly 2-3-lobed; sterile interstice ca. 9 mm long, the lowermost synandrodia reduced, thence the interstice ea. 3 mm thick, slightly tapering distally; male zone somewhat thicker than the upper part of the interstice, 4.5 mm diam, 8 mm long; synandria rhombo-hexagonal, strongly wavy-edged, ea. 1.5 mm diam.; appendix 1.6 cm long, tapering; infructescence unknown.
    Distribution
    Philippines, said to be known only from Samar.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Alocasia scalprum A.Hay appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 51: 30 (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