Alocasia scalprum

A true jewel among Alocasias, with its elongated, embossed foliage, Alocasia scalprum A.Hay  a tuberous, herbaceous species. Leaf blades similar in shape to a sharp dagger, the established blades are dark green with a tinge of blue while newly emerged foliage is a much lighter, lush green. Intricate venation pattern, once mature the leaves are thick and rubbery.

 

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 scalprum

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  • Name: Alocasia scalprum A.Hay                                                                   Common name: Alocasia 'Samar Lance'
    Type: Bulb
    Form: Hemicryptophytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Philippines, said to be known only from Samar.
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: unknown
    Height: 30cm
    Spread: 30cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-6835; IPNI plant ID : 1010791-1; Tropicos ID : 50252593; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1132808; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329887; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1101547; WCSPF ID : 6835; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1010791-1; IRMNG ID : 10463372; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000950069