Alocasia spp.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Alocasia
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Giant taro
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Summer
Distribution: Native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia, and widely cultivated elsewhere
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden foliage plant
Key Characteristics: The largecordate or sagittateleavesgrow to a length of 20 to 90cm on longpetioles. Their araceousflowersgrow at the end of a short stalk, but are not conspicuous; often hidden behind the leaf petioles.