The most velvety out of all Alocasias, Alocasia micholitziana Sander a tuberous, herbaceous species. Very rich velvety matt deep green, sagittate leaves, very shallowly to shallowly peltate with white venation adaxially. The leaves have very prominent anterior lobes with a distinctly undulate margin. The cultivar of this species is very often sold as as Alocasia 'Frydek' or Alocasia 'Green velvet'.
Genus name comes from the Greek words a meaning without and Colocasia the name of a closely allied genus, from which it was separated.
- Name: Alocasia micholitziana SanderCommon name: Alocasia 'Green velvet'Type: BulbForm: HemicryptophytesFamily: AraceaeNative Range: PhilippinesZone: 13Habitat: primary and secondary forest and roadsides at ea. 1200-1500 m altitude cmHeight: 10-30Spread: 100cmSun: Part shadeWater: MediumMaintenance: MediumLeaf: EvergreenTolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-6788; IPNI plant ID : 84208-1; Tropicos ID : 2100218; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1132790; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329899; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1097446; EPPO Code : ALDMI; iNaturalist taxon ID : 327369; WCSPF ID : 6788; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:84208-1; IRMNG ID : 10252403; CAB ID : 20153; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000949551
Synonyms: =Alocasia micholitzii