Flower Database

Alocasia

Basic information
Flower Name
Alocasia
Formal Name
Alocasia odora
Alias
アロカシア・オドラ, Alocasia odora, Elephant ear, 食わず芋
Habitat
India, the Philippines and Taiwan
Morph
Evergreen perennial
Comment
Alocasia odora , giant upright elephant ear, Asian taro or night-scented lily, (scientific name: Alocasia odora) is native to India, the Philippines and Taiwan, and is an evergreen perennial plant belonging to the genus Alocasia. It has a thick tree-like rhizome underground, and its leaves are similar to giant taro. In the summer, a pale yellow inflorescence similar to baby corn, with a light green Buddha bud, blooms. The upper part of the inflorescence is a male flower, and the lower part is a female flower. Because the large leaves resemble the ears of an elephant, they are also called Elephant ears. As the whole plant, such as rhizomes and red fruits, is toxic, it is not edible, as the name implies.
Common name: Alocasia odora, Scientific name: Alocasia odora, aka: Elephant ear,, Origin: India, Philippines, Taiwan, Plant Height: 300 cm, Leaf Length: 150 cm, Leaf width: 45-60 cm, Petiole Length: 60 cm, Leaf Shape: Oval, Phyllophyte : Wavy sawtooth, inflorescence: Spadix, inflorescence form: columnar, Buddha bract length: 15 cm, Buddha bract color: white green, flower color: light yellow, flowering period: June to August, fruit color: red .
Detailed information
Order
Alismatales
Family
Araceae
Genus
Alocasia
Species
A. odora
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spadix
Petal shape
Egg-shaped/Oval
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Greenhouse Botanic garden (sub-) Tropical area
Color
Cream
Season
Jun Jul Aug
Height
300  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
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