Alocasia (Schott) G.Don sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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R.Sweet 1839. Hort. Brit.. , ed. 3: 631

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Distinguishing Features

Terrestrial or geophytic plants with colocasioid venation, leaves often peltate when juvenile; spathe constricted, spadix with an appendix, flowers unisexual, without staminodes. Differs from Colocasia in having entire, strongly sinuate or pinnatifid leaf blades (always entire in Colocasia ), basal placentation and few ovules.

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