1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alocasia (Schott) G.Don
      1. Alocasia acuminata Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Herbs, terrestrial, small to medium sized, slightly robust, to 75 cm tall, evergreen. Stem rhizomatous, generally elongate, erect, later decumbent, 8–75 × 2–6cm. Leaves to 5 together, subtended by lanceolate papery-membranous cataphylls; petiole bright green, 15–80 cm, glabrous, sheathing in proximal 1/4; leaf blade spreading, bright green, narrowly hastate-sagittate to ovate-hastate, 15–60 × 8–20cm; posterior lobes 1/4–1/3 length of anterior, peltate for 25–30% of their length, acute; anterior lobe with 3–6 primary lateral veins on each side, axillary glands hardly conspicuous, interprimary collective veins weakly defined. Inflorescences usually solitary; peduncle green, 9–20cm, subtended by cataphylls. Spathe 7–10cm, moderately constricted 1.5–2.5cm from base; proximal spathe green, ovoid; limb pale green, lanceolate, canoe-shaped, 5.5–7.5cm. Spadix subequaling spathe, 6–9.5cm, sessile; female zone 1–1.5cm; pistil green, subglobose, 1.5–2mm in diam.; stigma white, sub-sessile, very slightly lobed; sterile zone 7–10mm, narrower than fertile zones; synandrodes narrowly rhombic-hexagonal, flat-topped; male zone ivory, subcylindric, 1.2–2.5cm × 4.5–8mm; synandria 4–6-merous, ± hexagonal, ca. 2mm in diam.; appendix white, 2.5–3.5cm, demarcated from male zone by a strong constriction, narrowly conic. Fruiting spathe green, ovoid, 3–4cm. Fruit ripening orange-red, globose-ellipsoid, ca. 0.75cm in diam.
    Habitat
    Everwet to seasonal perhumid evergreen forests, usually in deep shade, less often on track sides.
    Vernacular
    yue jing hai yu

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

    Alocasia acuminata Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Bangladesh K000675785

    First published in Bonplandia (Hannover) 7: 28 (1859)

    Accepted by

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Boyce, P.C. (2008). A review of Alocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new species records from south-west Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 1-17.
    • 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.
    • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Boyce, P.C. (2008). A review of Alocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new species records from south-west Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 1-17.
    • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.

    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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