Alocasia


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Alocasia

plant genus in the Araceae family. Contain raphide calcium oxalate crystals which cause severe stomatitis if eaten. Includes A. brisbanensis (A. macrorrhizos). Called also elephant ear, cunjevoi, giant taro.
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Finally, we thank Jan Hather for his help with the identification of Alocasia macrorrhiza.
The church grounds, besides lalang, sprout broad patches of pretty Caladium (2) and Alocasia with heart- or arrow-shaped leaves, with their elegant cut-outs or cheery pink spots.
The response of xanthophyll cycle--dependent energy dissipation in Alocasia brisbanesis to sunflecks in a subtropical rainforest.
Forty-seven stone tools from Kilu cave on Buka Island were examined for use-wear and residues; of these 14 from Pleistocene layers were found to have raphides, tissues and starch grains of both Colocasia and Alocasia taro.
Many florists carry tropical foliage or can order it for $2 to $5 per stem; we love the retro style of a huge split-leaf philodendron, the graceful fronds of a kentia palm, the simplicity of a spathiphyllum, and the graphic markings of an alocasia.
2007 Studies on the Alocasia Schott (Araceae-Colocasieae) of Borneo: Two new species from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.