Alocasia zebrina schott ex van houtte

Terrestrial herb to c. 1.8 m tall. Petiole to c. 1.1 m long, sheathing in lower ¼ to 1/3 of length, pale green, with darker green or brownish streaks; without cataphylls near the base. Leaf blade, narrowly sagittate, c. 45⎼100 cm long, glossy green on upper surface. Primary veins green as the blade; margins simple. Inflorescence in pairs; peduncle c. 25 cm long.

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Alocasia Zebrina
  • 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 blades not peltate; leaf veins not white; petioles with stripes
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction