Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species : Alocasia macrorrhizos
  • Synonym : Arum indicum Lour.; Alocasia indica (Lour.) Spach
  • Basionym : Arum macrorrhizon L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don
  • Common name : Giant Taro, Elephant-ear Taro
  • Vernacular name : Manna, Mankanda (Hin.); Chara-kanda (Tel.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Comments : In moist places close to water courses and also cultivated for tubers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Rampa Hills (East Godavari district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Malesia, Australasia; Intoduced to other tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; eMonocot. http://e-monocot.org. Retrieved Thursday, October 14, 2015 from http://e-monocot.org.; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Alocasia macrorrhizos. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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