Colocasia Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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H.W.Schott & S.L.Endlicher 1832. Melet. Bot.. 18

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Small to gigantic, terrestrial or helophytic geophytes, stem tuberous or aerial; leaves peltate with colocasioid fine venation; spadix with terminal sterile appendix, rarely reduced or absent, male and female zones separated by narrower zone of sterile flowers; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; male flower a more-or-less truncate synandrium. Differs from Alocasia in parietal placentation, numerous ovules and always entire leaf blades.

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