Alocasia reginula 'Black velvet'

The beautiful, almost black, velvety Alocasia reginula A.Hay is  a tuberous, herbaceous species. Dark, almost black leaves,  with brilliant silvery-white veins w reddish patches on the abaxial side. Pale petioles with ocassional spots.

The cultivar of this plant is sold as Alocasia reginula 'Black 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.

Alocasia reginula 'Black velvet'

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  • Name: Alocasia reginula A.Hay
    Type: Bulb
    Form: Hemicryptophytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Borneo (Sarawak), not confirmed
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: Tropical forests, thickets.
    Height: 30cm
    Spread: 30cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-6823; IPNI plant ID : 1006568-1; Tropicos ID : 50312879; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1132803; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329895; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1097558; WCSPF ID : 6823; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 10857184; iNaturalist taxon ID : 523772; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000949938