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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Endemic to the Philippines; Luzon, Palawan, Basilan, Culin, Balabac, Mindoro, Mindanao, Leyte, Busuanga, Panay.
    General Description
    Moderately robust herb to ca. 70 cm tall; stem erect, ca. 2 cm thick; leaves several together, ?not interspersed with cataphylls; petiole to ca. 45 cm long, sheathing in the lewer third; blade sagittate to hastate, ca. 35-45 cm long; anterior lobe narrowly triangular to triangular, sometimes with a faintly undulate margin, 10-18 cm wide at base, with 3-5 primary lateral veins on each aide of the anterior costa diverging at 60-80°; axillary glands inconspicuous; secondary venation fine, rather distant (ca. 3-4 mm apart), arising from the primary at a wide angle, then rater abruptly deflected to the margin and forming rather disorganized interprimary collective veins only towards the margin, flush with the lamina on both sides; posterior lobes diverging at an obtuse to very obtuse angle, spreading, tapering to sub-shomboid to narrowly round-ended, 11-20 cm long; posterior costae naked in the sinus for 2-5 cm; inflorescences clustered, ca. 6-8 together, subtended by lanceolate cataphylls ca. 12 cm long; peduncle to ca. 20 cm long; spathe ca. 8-9 cm long; lower spathe 2-3 cm long, seperated from the limb by a long gradual constriction; limb narrowly lanceolate, white, eventually reflexed, the tip mucronate for ca. 1 cm, the mucros straight; spadix somewhat shorter than the spathe, stipitate for 2.5 mm, the stripe free but obliquetly inserted; female zone 5 mm long; ovaries more or less flask-shaped, upturned, ca. 1 mm diam.; style ca. 0.5 mm long; stigma weakly 2-3-lobed; sterile interstice short, ca. 4 mm long, composed of two whorls of massive synandrodia filling the upper part of the lower spathe cavity; male zone ca. 1.4 cm long, cylindric, ca. 5Mm diam. (dry); synandria rhombo-hexagonal, ca. 1.5 mm diam., thecae opening by apical pores not capped by synconnective; appendix 1.7 cm long, tapering; fruiting spathe ovoid, ca. 3 cm diam.
    Diagnostic
    This species is very similar to A. heterophylla in inflorescence form, sharing the weakly constricted spathe, flask shaped up-turned pistils beneath massive synandrodia occupying the upper part of the lower spathe chamber.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Alocasia culionensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1997 Merrill, E.D. [9568], Philippines K000400158
    Jan 1, 1997 Merrill, E.D. [555], Philippines K000400160 Unknown type material
    Nov 14, 1996 Ramos, M. [39602], Philippines K000400159

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 37: 135 (1905)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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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