Alocasia reginae

Very rarely offered for sale, the stunning Alocasia reginae N.E.Br. comes from Borneo and is a small herb  with erect petioles growing in a rosette. Leaf lamina in almost a straight line to the petiole. The leaf blades are deep blue-grey with darker venation and  the backs of the leaf are  red-purple when mature.

 

Genus name comes from the Greek words a meaning without and Colocasia the name of a closely allied genus, from which it was separated.

Alocasia reginae

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  • Name: Alocasia reginae N.E.Br.
    Type: Bulb
    Form: Hemicryptophytes or Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Borneo
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: limestone outcrops in swampy forest at Mulu and perhaps elsewhere in NE Sarawak
    Height: 30 to 40cm
    Spread: 30 to 40cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-6822; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1132802; IPNI plant ID : 84234-1; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329879; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1097713; WCSPF ID : 6822; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:84234-1; IRMNG ID : 11230555; iNaturalist taxon ID : 430628; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000949927

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded