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Definition of the noun alocasia

What does alocasia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alocasias

  1. any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of alocasia: elephant ear / elephant's ear
    • more generic words: aroid / arum = any plant of the family Araceae
    • more specific terms: Alocasia macrorrhiza / giant taro = large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots
    • member of: genus Alocasia = tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix

Phrases with Alocasia

  1. Alocasia alba
  2. Alocasia Odora
  3. Alocasia Dussii
  4. Alocasia indica
  5. Alocasia Lobata
  6. Alocasia Rugosa
  7. Alocasia Grandis
  8. Alocasia Montana
  9. Alocasia Pallida
  10. Alocasia plumbea
  11. Alocasia Talihan
  12. Alocasia Ternata
  13. Alocasia Uhinkii
  14. Alocasia Undipes
  15. Alocasia zebrina
  16. Alocasia Wenzelii
  17. Alocasia Commutata
  18. Alocasia cucullata
  19. Alocasia Illustris
  20. genus alocasia

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Google previewRethinking Agriculture (2016)

Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives by Timothy P Denham, José Iriarte, Luc Vrydaghs

Alocasia longiloba Longiloba Complex, starch granules, context 3129, Hell Trench, c 40,000 BP. Alocasia is a large genus of the ...

Google previewUrban Gardening (2006)

A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal by Arthur Van Langenberg, Ip Kung Sau

AlocasiaAlocasia odora Alocasia is a tropical Southeast Asian plant found in the wild state throughout Hong Kong. Its large heart-shaped, mid-green leaves grow from a short stem. The leaves are very decorative and resemble taro leaves, ...

Google previewA Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants (2007)

by Anthony Knight

Family: Araceae Common Name Elephant's ear, giant elephant's ear, giant taro Plant Description Alocasia is a genus of some 70 species originating in tropical Southeast Asia. These perennial large-leafed rhizomatous and tuberous ...

Google previewGeorgia Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Erica Glasener, Walter Reeves

Alocasia is a separate genus whose members resemble elephant's ear.

Google previewJournal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening (1870)

— We should prefer the Clssus, unless the Alocasia is a fine plant ; if the latter is so, and the variegation well marked, it would have the preference. It is impossible to decide which you should show without ...



— We should prefer the CIssus, unless the Alocasia is a fine plant ; if the latter is so, and the variegation well marked, it would have the preference. It is impossible to decide which yoa should show without ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: green alder Alocasia (Schott) G. Don f. Araceae Origins: From the Greek a "without" plus the closely allied genus Colocasia Schott, different from Colocasia; some suggest from aulax, aulakos, alox, alokos "a furrow"; see Helmut ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

Schott Chinese паю Alocasia indica (Roxb,) Schott Trockentaro pulaka Alocasia macronhim (L.) G.Don Colocaria macrorrhíza (L.) Schott cunjevoi giant alocasia, giant taro alocasie Alokasie mankachu malangá, cará-tayá Alacasia undìpes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of House Plants (1999)

by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld

The leaves of the hyhrid Alocasia x amazonica are several tens of centimetres long. In the juvenile stage they are glossy light green, later turning matt grey- green with prominent, thick, ...

Google previewTaylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2003)

by Frances Tenenbaum

Alocasia al-oh-KASE-ee-uh. Arum family, Araceae. Commonly called elephant's ear, Alocasia species are tender perennials that either are rhizoma- tous or grow from tuberous roots. About 70 species belong to the genus, all native to southern ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Alocasia indica, Schott.; Aroidf.;e. Generally cultivated around the ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

ALOCASIA ( al-o-KAY-sia). Tropical herbs planted in southern Fla. or Calif, or used in the greenhouse in the North, with large arrow- shaped leaves that are often variegated.

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Alocasia Cucullata Schott. Family Araceae. A herb grown for its edible rhizomes. (2) Alocasia macrorhiza Schott. A herb whose corns are used for edible purposes. (3) Alocacia indica (Roxb.) Schott. Family Araceae Large- leaved ...

Google previewWorld History Encyclopedia [21 volumes] (2011)

by Alfred J. Andrea Ph.D.

Alocasia spp., and Cyr- tosperma spp.) and yams (Dioscorea spp.); sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), of American origin, was added about four centuries ago.

Google previewA Manual and Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns: The classes, cohorts, orders, and chief genera of phanerogams and ferns (1897)

by John Christopher Willis

Alocasia Neck. Araceae (v1). 20 sp. E. Ind. Herbaceous.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India: Meghalaya (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

Alocasia (Mankachu), Xanthosoma (Pudh Kachu), beans, millets (Finger and Foxtail), maize, chillis, bitter brinjals, etc. Milk and butter are not on the menu in villages. The village headman or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

Allomyces allopatric allopatric speciation allopatry allopolyploid allosteric effect allspice alluvial alluvial fan alluvium almond Alnus Alocasia aloeswood Alopecurus myosuroides alphaamino acid alpha helix alphamesohaline Alphitonia alpine ...

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