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.
Name: Alocasia reversa N.E.Br.
Native Range: Borneo
Habitat: Tropical forests, thickets.
Sun: Part shade
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