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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to China (S. Yunnan) and Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

Vernacular
huang bao hai yu
Habitat
Moist evergreen lower-montane forests, sometimes on limestone.
General Description
Pachycaul herbs, massive, to 1.5m, evergreen, with milky latex. Stem erect to decumbent. Leaves several together, clustered at tips of stems of larger plants; petiole up to 1.5m, sheath margins membranous; leaf blade peltate, cordate-ovate, ca. 130 × 120cm, apex shortly acuminate; primary lateral veins 9–12 on each side. Inflorescences 2 or 3 together among leaf bases; peduncle 40–45cm, stout, much exceeding cataphylls at anthesis. Spathe 10–20cm, constricted ca. 1/6 of way from base; proximal part green, ovoid; limb dark yellow, broadly oblonglanceolate, 18–15 × 4–8cm, cowl-like at anthesis. Spadix shorter than spathe, shortly stipitate; female zone 1–2 × ca. 1.5cm; pistil mid-green, ca. 3mm in diam.; stigma sessile, 3- or 4lobed, lobes blunt, pale green; sterile zone equaling male zone, ivory, narrowed corresponding to spathe constriction; synandrodes whitish, stained purple, rhombic-hexagonal, ca. 2.5mm in diam.; male zone white, cylindric, 3–4 × ca. 1.5cm; synandria rhombic-hexagonal, convex-topped due to cap-forming synconnective, ca. 1.5mm in diam.; appendix white, narrowly conic, 3–4 × 1–2cm, equaling ca. 1/3 length of spadix, ± same thickness as male zone at base. Fruiting spathe ellipsoid, 5–11cm. Fruit ripening dark red, ellipsoid, ca. 10 × 6mm.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

Alocasia navicularis (K.Koch & C.D.Bouché) K.Koch & C.D.Bouché appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boyce, P.C. [1122], Thailand 62928.000
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Assam K000675787
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Assam K000675789
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Assam K000675788

First published in Index Seminum (B, Berolinensis) 1855(App.): 2 (1855)

Accepted by

  • Boyce, P.C. (2008). A review of Alocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new species records from south-west Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 1-17.
  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • 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.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae in Flora of China @ efloras.org.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boyce, P.C. (2008). A review of Alocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new species records from south-west Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 1-17.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0