Jump to: Distributional RangeReferencesOther Web References

Taxon: Alocasia atropurpurea Engl.

Genus: Alocasia
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Colocasieae
Nomen number: 476222
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 23E(Heft 71):132. 1920
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Sep-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • MALESIA: Philippines


  1. Hay, A. et al. 1995. Checklist of the Araceae of Malesia, Australia, and the tropical Western Pacific region (Blumea) Suppl. 8:1-161.
  2. Mendecillo, M. P. et al. 2007. A new species of Alocasia (Araceae, Colocasieae) from Panay island, Philippines J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1:815-818.
  3. 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.

Check other web resources for Alocasia atropurpurea Engl. :

  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Alocasia atropurpurea 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=476222. Accessed 21 May 2019.