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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Os isolamentos restantes, um foi obtido de mamao (Carica papaya) e o outro de 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.
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.
Two crops predominate in most modern Micronesian subsistence systems, taros (including the smaller Colocasia and the larger Cyrtosperma and Alocasia plants) and breadfruit.
Studies with Alocasia (Sims and Pearcy 1992), acclimation to high light seems determined by the leaf area production and photosynthetic capacity, mediated by leaf thickness and construction costs.
Photosynthetic characteristics of a tropical forest understorey herb, Alocasia macrorrhiza, and a related crop species, Colocasia esculenta, grown in contrasting light environments.
For treatment of erectile dysfunction, a Gor tribal formulation consisted of juice from crushed whole plants of Calotropis gigantea combined with crushed whole plants of Cynodon dactylon, fruits of Allophyllus dimorphus and crushed tubers of Alocasia macrorrhizos and the combination was orally taken with 250 ml milk.
2007 Studies on the Alocasia Schott (Araceae-Colocasieae) of Borneo: Two new species from Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.