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This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

On slopes in primary rain forests at low to medium elevations.
Endemic to the Philippines; Luzon, Mindanao, Leyte, Panay.
General Description
Robust caulescent herb; leaves several together, without interspersed cataphylls; petiole to ea. 1 m long, thickly pubescent to glabrescent, sheathing in the lower third to half; blade broadly ovato-sagittate ea. 55-90 cm long; anterior lobe 50-60 cm long, about as wide at base as long, with ea. 8 primary lateral veins on each side of the anterior costa diverging at ea. 60°, especially the proximal ones sometimes bearing subsidiary veins intermediate in thickness between primary and secondary venation; primary and subsidiary veins with conspicuous glands in their axils; secondary venation rather prominent abaxially, numerous and close-spaced, arising from the primary venation at ea. 70° then deflected marginally and organised into distinct interprimary collective veins; primary and secondary veins strongly pubescent to almost glabrous, but at least with some hairs on the finest secondary veins especially near the blade margin; posterior lobes mostly broadly rounded, sometimes squared off, ea. 20-30 cm long; posterior costae naked in the sinus for ea. 2 cm; inflorescences ea. 10-30 clustered together in the centre of the crown; peduncle ea. 15 cm long, pubescent; spathe white, ea. 10 cm long; lower spathe ea. 2 cm long, separated from the blade by a rather weak constriction slightly above the level of the sterile interstice of the spadix; limb narrowly oblong lanceolate, the tip obtuse to subtruncate and abruptly mucronate for ea. 5 mm; spadix equalling to slightly exceeding the spathe in length, stipitate for ea. 6 mm; female zone ea. 1 cm long; ovaries ovoid, ea. 1.5 mm tall; style slender, ea. 0.8 mm long; stigma broad, weakly lobed; sterile interstice very short, not or hardly attenuated, ea. 3 mm long (more or less one whorl of synandrodia); male zone 1. 7-2 cm long, cylindric, ea. 6 mm diam.; synandria mostly rhombic-hexagonal, ca. 1.5-2 mm across, those in the middle of the male zone longitudinally (with respect to spadix) compressed (?always); appendix ca. 6-7 cm long, cylindric, distally tapering to a point, composed of low .sinuous compressed staminodia; fruiting spathe ?red, ovoid to pyriform, 4.5 x 2 cm, longitudinally dehiscent; fruits red.

Native to:


Alocasia maquilingensis Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Elmer, A.D.E. [16181], Philippines K000400143
Jan 1, 1997 Ramos, M. [31422], Philippines K000400144
Jan 1, 1997 Elmer, A.D.E. [17955], Philippines K000400145
Nov 14, 1996 Ramos, M., Edano, G. [36829], Philippines K000400146

First published in Philipp. J. Sci. 13: 3 (1918)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.


CATE Araceae

  • Hay, A. 1999. The genus Alocasia (Araceae-Colocasieae) in the Philippines. Gardens Bull. Singapore. 51: 1 - 41.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

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