Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don

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    Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don

  • Collector(s)

    E. D. Merrill 630, Nov 1914

  • Location

    Philippines. Rizal. Antipolo, Luzon.

  • Notes (shown on label)

    there known as biga

  • Identifiers

    NY Barcode: 3774022

    Occurrence ID: ee417260-689d-4eb2-91c6-cccdf5482d31

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Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don
A. Hay, 14 Nov 1996
mem* ill-
Alocasia macrorrhiza (Linn*)
Calla maxima Blanco non
Arum grandifolium Blanc^,Jaoq
Oalla badlan Blanco
Calla maxima Blanco FI. Filip. (1837) 658 (sp. nov.) =Arum grandifolium
'" Blanco op.'cit. 6d (1845) 458; ed. 3, 3 (1879) 63, t. 177 (as Arum
Jrandifolium Spreng.), non Jacq.=ALOCASIA MACRORRHIZA -
(Linn.) Schott.
Calla badian Blanco FI. Filip, (1837) 658 (sp. nov.) =ALOCASIA MAC-
% RORRHIZA Schott.
Calla maxima was reduced by Naves to Alocasia indica
(Roxb.) Schott, but seems rather to be referable to A. macror-
rhiza. It is common and widely distributed in the Philippines
and exceedingly variable in size; when young acaulescent or
nearly so, later with a trunk up to, 4 m in height. Calla badian
Blanco is included in the second and third editions of the Flora
de Filipinas, without specific name, casually mentioned under
Caladium esculentum; i. e., Colocasia esculenta Schott. F.-Villar
reduced it to Alocasia indica Schott var. variegata Engl., while
I previously considered it to be a form of Colocasia antiquorum
Schott=C. esculentum Schott. From the native names cited,
there being no other data from which its status can be deter-
mined, as Blanco gives no description, it can scarcely be other
than a form of Alocasia macrorrhiza Schott.
Illustrative specimen from Antipolo, Rizal Province, Luzon,
November, 1914, there known as biga (Merrill: Species Blan-
coanae No. 630).