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Taxon: Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don

 
Genus: Alocasia
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Colocasieae
Nomen number: 2492
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Hort. brit. ed. 3:631. 1839 "macrorhizon"
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 22 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable (leaves and stem cooked)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Solomon Islands
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan] Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Adventive (adventive elsewhere)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Sulawesi, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatera]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii (Kaua‘i , O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, & Maui)]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Society Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Suriname
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  3. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  4. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  5. Bunting, G. S. & D. H. Nicolson. 1963. The Alocasia plumbea confusion. Baileya 11:143-146.
  6. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  7. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1987. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 6:58.
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  9. Everest, S. L. 1981. Poisonous plants of Australia. Note: poisonous
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Alocasia+macrorrhizos&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  12. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2002. World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae).
  13. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  14. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  15. Hay, A. et al. 1995. Checklist & botanical bibliography of the aroids of Malesia, Australia, and the tropical western Pacific. Blumea suppl. 8
  16. Hay, A. 1998. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in west Malesia and Sulawesi. Gard. Bull. Singapore 50:221-334.
  17. Hay, A. 1999. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in th Philippines. Gard. Bull. Singapore 51:1-41.
  18. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  19. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  20. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  21. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  22. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 2000. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2.
  23. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  24. 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.
  25. Nicolson, D. H. 1986. Species epithets and gender information. Taxon 35:326. Note: concerning spelling of specific epithet
  26. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  27. Quero Garcia, J. et al. 2008. Morphological variation and reproductive characteristics of wild giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos, Araceae) populations in Vanuatu. New Zealand J. Bot. 45:189-203.
  28. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  29. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  30. Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i
  31. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  32. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida

Check other web resources for Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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 macrorrhizos 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2492. Accessed 23 July 2019.