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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Alocasia


Hierarchical position of the Genus Alocasia

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Aridae Takht.
pub. 1997
   SuperOrdo  Aranae Thorne ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 235. 1992.
   Ordo  Arales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 65. 1829.
   Familia  Araceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 23. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Arums
   Subtribus  Alocasiinae Schott
pub. Syn. Aroid.: 43. Mar 1856.
   Genus  Alocasia (Schott) G. Don
pub. 1839
common name: taro

Named members of the Genus Alocasia

   Species  alba Schott
syn. Alocasia macrorrhizos
   Species  crassifolia Engler
syn. Alocasia macrorrhizos
   Species  cucullata (Lour.) G. Don
common name: chinese taro
   Species  indica (Lour.) Spach
syn. Alocasia macrorrhizos
   Species  macrorrhiza (L.) Schott
syn. Alocasia macrorrhizos
   Species  macrorrhizos (L.) Schott
common name: giant taro
   Species  plumbea K. Koch ex Van Houtte
common name: metallic taro

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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