alocasia


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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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Induction of tetraploids in ornamental Alocasia through colchicine and oryzalin treatments.
Tres especies vegetales promisorias: Nacedero Trichanteragigantea, Boton de Oro Tithonia diversifolia y Bore Alocasia macrorrhiza.
The rest of the space is a typical tropical garden with ferns, Philodendron selloum, Asplenium nidus and Alocasia macrorrhizos.
Interactions between acclimation and photoinhibition of photosynthesis of a tropical forest understorey herb, Alocasia macrorrhiza, during simulated canopy gap formation.
Boyce 2011 Studies in the Alocasia Schott (Araceae-Colocasieae) of Borneo II: Alocasia baginda, a new species from Eastern Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
These covered the genera Pteris (Adiantaceae) Asplenium (Aspleniaceae) Aglaonema Alocasia Caladium Dieffenbachia Monstera and Philodendron (Araceae) Schefflera (Araliaceae) Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) and Licuala Kentia Livistona (Arecaceae).
The use of Alocasia acuminata by the TMPs against snake bite is interesting.
A new species of Rhizoglyphus Claparede (Acari: Acaridae) from Taiwan infesting the taro and giant alocasia.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: giant alocasia grows between some sheds on a farm on Green Mountain; part of the relay station for BBC transmissions to Africa; the view south from Green Mountain across extinct volcanoes, where vegetation has been growing only for the past decade; a small tunnel through Green Mountain built by British marines as part of a network of lookout paths; this small church built in the early 1900s is still used today, mainly by US military personnel; an area of Green Mountain covered in concrete by British marines to collect rainfall; Comfortless Cove, one of the only safe places to swim on Ascension; satellite dishes that form part of the European Space Agency programme on the island
Miyake T and Yafuso M: Floral scents affect reproductive success in flv-pollinated Alocasia odora (Aracea).
Guia para el cultivo y el aprovechamiento del Bore Alocasia macrorrhiza.
Even ants may outwit you on several green seed pods, including lilies, coleus and alocasia, as well as the fruit of apples, pears and berries.