Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G.Don (Images by (Pudji Widodo – identified by Santhosh Kumar), (Promila Chaturvedi – identified by Pudji Widodo) & (M.Swamliana  – identified by Pudji Widodo), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))


Alocasia decipiens Schott (Images by Prashant Awale – identified by Sivanthi Murugan & validated by E S Santhosh Kumar (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))


Alocasia longiloba Miq. (Images by Mohina Macker – identified by Peter Boyce (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))



Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don (Images by Gurcharan Singh, Vijayasankar Raman & Surajit Koley, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 


Alocasia micholitziana Sander (Cultivated) (Images by (Bhagyashri Ranade – validation by Ajinkya Gadve ) & Aarti Khale (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 



Alocasia odora (Lindl.) K.Koch (Images by Karuna Kanta Das – identified by Peter J. Matthews (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))


Alocasia sanderiana W.Bull (Cultivated) (Images by Prashant Awale (inserted by gyashri Ranade)) 


Alocasia × mortfontanensis André (Cultivated) (Images by (Vivek Gharpure – identified by J.M.Garg), (Surajit Koley – identified by Gurcharan Singh) & Aarti Khale (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 





Keys as per efi thread :

The keys of Alocasia as in the “Bengal Plants” :-

A. Leaves not or very slightly peltate :-
Leaves ovate-cordate; lower nerves approximate, subpalmate — A. cucullata Schott. (1)
Leaves sagittate-cordate; nerves pinnate —- A. indica Schott. (2)
B. Leaves distinctly peltate, the basal lobes connate, nerves pinnate :-
(i) Basal lobes of leaves united for less than half their length –
Leaves broadly ovate; basal lobes rounded, connate for only one tenth their length — A. macrorrhiza Schott. (3)
Leaves ovate-lanceolate; basal lobes acute or obtuse but not rounded, connate for one-third to one-fourth their length —– A. fornicata Schott. (4)
(ii) Basal lobes of leaves connate for three-fourths their length; leaves elongated-rhomboid. candate-acuminate, contracted opposite the basal lobes —- A. acuminata Schott. (5)

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distr.
Alocasia indica (Roxb.) Schott = Alocasia macrorrhizos Herb Western Ghats,
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
Dindigul, Erode, Kanniya kumari,
Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli,
Virudhu nagar


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Alocasia macrorhiza  (? Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don) Alocasia indica Araceae Giant Taro
Alocasia sanderiana Araceae Kris Plant







Tuber & Root Crops (2008)- Details-

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Brief details-


Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details-

Alocasia × amazonica Reark is a synonym of Alocasia × mortfontanensis André
Alocasia argyrea Sander is a synonym of Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia korthalsii Schott is a synonym of Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia lindenii Rodigas is a synonym of Homalomena lindenii (Rodigas) Ridl
Alocasia lowii Hook.f. is a synonym of Alocasia longiloba
Alocasia watsoniana Sander is a synonym of Alocasia longiloba


Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993)- Details with keys


Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)-

Alocasia ‎(Araceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Alocasia (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Re: completed insertion of imgs of identified species of Alocasia : 1 post by 1 author.


Alocasia (‎Araceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.

Pl. go through Alocasia (Araceae) page with images of species (mainly done by Bhagyashri ji) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.