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Taxon: Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G. Don

 
Genus: Alocasia
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Colocasieae
Nomen number: 2486
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Hort. brit. ed. 3:631. 1839 "cucullatum"
Link to protologue:
Comment: published as "A. cucullatum Persoon, syn. pl.," an indirect reference to the basionym Arum cucullatum Lour. via Caladium cucullatum (Lour.) Pers. (Melbourne ICN Art. 41.3)
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Chinese ape  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Chinese taro  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Kupfer-Pfeilblatt  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • inhame-chinês  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India (n.e.), Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.e.), Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia (Malaya)


    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Honduras


References:

  1. Chen. J. et al. 2004. Interspecific relationships of Alocasia revealed by AFLP analysis J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol. 79:582-586.
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Guangdong Inst. Bot., ed. Flora Hainanica. (F Hainan)
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  9. Hay, A. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  10. Hay, A. et al. 1995. Checklist of the Araceae of Malesia, Australia, and the tropical Western Pacific region (Blumea) Suppl. 8:13.
  11. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  12. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  13. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  14. Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  16. Mansfeld, R. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. (Mansfeld)
  17. Nauheimer, L. et al. 2012. Giant taro and its relatives: a phylogeny of the large genus Alocasia (Araceae) sheds light on Miocene floristic exchange in the Malesian region Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 63:43-51.
  18. Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  20. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  21. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  22. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G. Don :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Alocasia cucullata cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2486. Accessed 10 December 2018.