Alocasia cucullata

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Alocasia cucullata


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Aroideae
Tribus: Colocasieae
Genus: Alocasia
Species: Alocasia cucullata


Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G.Don in R.Sweet, 1839


  • Basionym
    • Arum cucullatum Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 536 (1790).
  • Homotypic
    • Caladium cucullatum (Lour.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 575 (1807).
    • Colocasia cucullata (Lour.) Schott in H.W.Schott & S.L.Endlicher, Melet. Bot.: 18 (1832).
  • Heterotypic
    • Caladium rugosum Desf., Tabl. École Bot., ed. 3: 386 (1829).
    • Colocasia rugosa (Desf.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 3: 41 (1841).
    • Caladium colocasia Schott ex Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 3: t. 787 (1844).
    • Colocasia cochleata Miq., Index Seminum (AMD, Amstelodamensis) 1853: 3 (1853).
    • Alocasia rugosa (Desf.) Schott, Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 4: 410 (1854).
    • Panzhuyuia omeiensis Z.Y.Zhu, J. Sichuan Chinese Med. School 4(5): 50 (1985).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; Cook Is.; East Himalaya; Hainan; Japan; Laos; Myanmar; Nansei-shoto; Ogasawara-shoto; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: chinese taro
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