||Not Colocasia, but resembling in appearance
|| Long-lobed, referring to the lobed leaf base
||Alocasia amabilis W.Bull, Alocasia denudata Engl., Alocasia eminens N.E.Br., Alocasia lowii Hook.f.
||Indochina, southwest China, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi
Alocasia longiloba is a common understorey herb of our rainforests. It can be easily identified from the arrow-shape leaves and the intricately patterned petioles.
The Tiger Taro is recommended as a good native substitute for the exotic Alocasia macrorrhizos for horticultural purposes (Ang et al., 2010).
Form of the Elephant Ear in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
The diagnostic patterned petiole.
ReferencesAng WF, RT Corlett, AFSL Lok, BYQ Ng, SM Suen, HTW Tan, PY Tan & TM Tertilt. (2010) A Field Guide to the Native Garden @ HortPark: an Urban Oasis of the Native Flora and Fauna of Singapore. Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (National Parks Board) and National University of Singapore, Singapore. 124 pp.
Posted Date: 2014-01-04 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11