|Etymology||Genus||Not Colocasia, but resembling in appearance|
|Species||Long-lobed, referring to the lobed leaf base|
|Synonyms||Alocasia amabilis W.Bull, Alocasia denudata Engl., Alocasia eminens N.E.Br., Alocasia lowii Hook.f.|
|Common Names||Tiger Taro|
|Native Distribution||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.