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Taxon: Leucocasia gigantea (Blume) Schott

Genus: Leucocasia
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Colocasieae
Nomen number: 476257
Place of publication: Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 7:34. 1857
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Sep-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (as Colocasia gigantea); mammals (as Colocasia gigantea)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Jiangxi Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangdong Sheng]

    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan, Jawa, Maluku, Sumatera] Malaysia


  1. Ahmed, L. et al. 2013. Identification of chloroplast genome loci suitable for high-resolution phylogeographic studies of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott (Araceae) and closely related taxa Molec. Ecol. Resources 13:936.
  2. Boyce, P. C. & T. B. Croat Überlist of Araceae. Totals for published and estimated number of species in Aroid genera (Uberlist Araceae)
  3. Irwin, S. V. et al. 1998. Molecular characterization of taro (Colocasia esculenta) using RAPD markers (Euphytica) 99:183-189.
  4. 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.
  5. Serviss, B. E. et al. 2000. Occurrence, distribution, and ecology of Alocasia, Caladium, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma (Araceae) in the southeastern United States (Sida) 19:167.

Check other web resources for Leucocasia gigantea (Blume) Schott :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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=476257. Accessed 22 May 2019.