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alocasia

(ˌæləˈkeɪʃə)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the genus Alocasia. See aroid
[New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root]
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Noun1.alocasia - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berriesalocasia - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Alocasia - tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
Alocasia macrorrhiza, giant taro - large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental
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Today, not only is his house blooming, he also has some rare 'collector's items', such as the pilea peperomioides or Chinese money plant ('a popular Instagram plant'), lithops (also known as flowing stones for their unique looks), and Alocasia baginda (also known as Silver Dragon Scale).
Alocasia and Colocasia boast bold, arrow-shaped leaves on strong, upright stems.
The study evaluated the capacity of four plant species: vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L.), sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.), elephant ear (Alocasia macrorrhiza) and 'embauba' (Cecropia sp.) to absorb, tolerate and distribute Pb in the different plant parts when exposed to the Pb concentrations of 0, 50, 100, 200 and 400 mg [L.sup.-1], applied in the form of Pb acetate (AL) (Pb[([C.sub.2][H.sub.3][O.sub.2]).sub.2] x 3[H.sub.2]O), referred to as [C.sub.0], [C.sub.50], [C.sub.100], [C.sub.200] and [C.sub.400], respectively.
From left: Schefflera 'Amate'; lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans); smaller elephant's ear (Alocasia 'Polly'); 'Neon' pothos (Epipremnum aureum); Swiss cheese vine (Monstera obliqua)-, variegated wax plant (Hoya carnosa 'Variegata'); elephant's ear (Alocasia 'Regal Shields'); and split-leaf philodendron (Monstera deliciosa).
Khowala, "Effect of alocasia indica tuber extract on reducing hepatotoxicity and liver apoptosis in alcohol intoxicated rats," BioMed Research International, vol.
A study from urban Sri Lanka observed Alocasia (elephant's ear plant) as the commonly encountered plant poison in home garden [18].
Induction of tetraploids in ornamental Alocasia through colchicine and oryzalin treatments.
(Eds.) Tres especies vegetales promisorias: Nacedero Trichanteragigantea, Boton de Oro Tithonia diversifolia y Bore Alocasia macrorrhiza.