Alocasia sanderiana w.bull.

Terrestrial herb to c. 60 cm tall. Stem decumbent to creeping, c. 15 cm long, 2 cm thick. Petiole to 60 cm long, sheathing in lower 1/5 to ¼ of length. Leaf blade peltate, sagittate, deep glossy green on upper surface, purple on lower surface, c. 40 cm long, 20 cm wide. Primary veins white or yellow; leaf margin deeply wavy to sub-pinnatifid; petioles with cataphylls near the base. Inflorescence in pairs; peduncle 14⎼18 cm long.

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Sander’s alocasia
Alocasia Sanderiana
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Flowers not specialized; roots without velamen
  • Herbaceous plants; stems and leaves fleshy
  • Plants terrestrial; leaves large, triangular-like shape of an arrow head
  • Leaf blade peltate, petioles without stripes
  • Veins white or yellow; leaf blade glossy green, leaf margin deeply wavy; petioles with cataphylls
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction