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

[CATE]

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

Habitat
Old forest in damp ravines at low elevation.
General Description
Moderately robust herb to 60 cm tall; stem decumbent to creeping, ca. 15 cm long, ea. 2 cm thick; leaves solitary to few together, interspersed with cataphylls (precise arrangement unclear from herbarium material); cataphylls papery, narrowly lanceolate; petiole to 60 cm long, sheathing in lower fifth to quarter; blade sagittate, deep glossy green adaxially, purple abaxially (?always), peltate for 25-30% of the length of the posterior lobes, to ea. 40 cm long x 20 cm wide; margin deeply undulate to sub-pinnatifid; anterior lobe to 24 cm long; anterior costa with 3-4 often but not always opposite primary lateral veins on each side diverging at ca. 80-100°, these somewhat acropetally deflected towards the tip of each segment; primary veins and costae white to yellowish; secondary veins emerging from the primary at a wide angle, thence deflected marginally, not or hardly forming interprimary collective veins; inflorescence mostly paired; peduncle slender, ea. 14-18 cm long; spathe 6-10 cm long, lower part 1.5-2 cm long, ovoid; limb 4-8 cm long, more or less canoe-shaped; spadix somewhat shorter than to half the length of the spathe, stipitate for ea. 5 mm; female zone ea. 1 cm long; ovaries ea. 2 cm diam., subglobose; stigma sessile, rather sharply 3-4-lobed; sterile interstice corresponding to spathe constriction, ea. 5 mm long, tapering distally; male zone 1.2 cm long, ea. 4-5 mm thick (dry); synandria rhombo-hexagonal with the thecae ventrally but hardly laterally joined; synconnective centrally impressed, marginally slightly exceeding but not capping the thecae; appendix short, equalling the male zone, cylindric then abruptly tapering in distal 3-4 mm, slightly narrower than male zone (dry).
Distribution
Endemic to Mindanao.

Native to:

Philippines

Introduced into:

Cook Is., Tubuai Is.

Alocasia sanderiana W.Bull appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Micholitz, W. [s.n.], Philippines K000400153
Jan 1, 1997 Loher, A. [2440], Philippines K000400154
Nov 14, 1996 Bull, W.? [s.n.], Philippines K000291397 epitype
Nov 14, 1996 Loher, A. [2439], Philippines K000400155
Nov 14, 1996 Brown, N.E. [s.n.], Philippines K000400156

First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 24: 183 (1885)

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.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.

Literature

CATE Araceae

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Florence, J. & Hallé, N. (1986). Suite du catalogue des plantes a fleurs et Fougères des iles Australes Rapa: 151-158. Direction des centres d'expérimentations nucléaires. Service mixte de contrôle biologique.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.

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 Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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