Alocasia reversa

The very unusually-coloured, very rare Alocasia reversa N.E.Br. is a tuberous, herbaceous species. Its  name describes  the darker colouration of the mid rib and venations of the leaf, which in the Alocasia plants are typically paler than the colour of the leaf lamina. Blue-grey coloured, rubbery foliage.

 

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 reversa

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  • Name: Alocasia reversa N.E.Br.
    Type: Bulb
    Form: Hemicryptophytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Borneo
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: Tropical forests, thickets.
    Height: 40cm
    Spread: 40cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-6824; IPNI plant ID : 84235-1; Tropicos ID : 2100189; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1132804; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329861; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1101329; WCSPF ID : 6824; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:84235-1; IRMNG ID : 11156957; eBiodiversity ID : 517651; Observation.org ID : 278880; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000949949