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efloraofindia:”For Id 13082011MR1’’ plant with big leaves at PUNE:  Kindly help me identify this plant with the following specifications
Date/Time- 13/08/2011 5.00 pm
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- PUNE Maharashtra
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Shrub
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Big in size grow fast
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- not seen
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen

Yes a colocasia
in bengali one of the varietie is called  “ol kochu”… , the tubers are eaten as a substitute for potatoe..  cooked the ame way Just plant the tubers when ripe and you get these kind a leaves..

Yes, Alocasia genus belongs to the tribe Colocasieae of Araceae family. I meant to say that this plant would most probably belong to the Genus Colocasia and not belong to the genus Alocasia.

… had identified it as Colocasia and I think she is correct. The rounded bases (and not hastate as in Alocasia) characterise Colocasia.

Please help ID…. Araceae plant in bloom:  Pls help ID this plnt seen growing wild in outskirts of Calcutta. Its sid to be a kind of wild “Kachu’ ( Bengali) 


monocot (Araceae?) ID :: 11/03/12 :: Hooghly (WB) SK-3:  

This Colocasia like wild plant is common in this area. Could it be any Typhonium sp.?

Species : Unknown

Type : wild, roadside

Date : 20-Dec-2011, 11.53 a.m.

Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly), WB

I will go Colocasia ….Typhonium has different leaf structure.

I think it is a kind of Schismatoglottis

I was doing a google search just a while ago and received the following images of similar looking pods –
Could it be in anyway a Colocasia or Alocasia species as have been suggested by …?