Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum macrorrhizon L.
  • Synonym(s) : Alocasia indica (Lour.) Spach; Arum indicum Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don
  • Common name : Giant taro
  • Vernacular name : Marsanige, Mundi gedde (Kannada); Aanachemubu, Aasamchembu, Chembu, Eezhachembu, Marenchembu, Pazhchembu (Malayalam); Manna, Makanda (Hindi); Chara-kanda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In moist places close to water courses
  • Comments / notes : Usually cultivated for its stem which is used as vegetable. Flowers rarely
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : Malesia to Australasia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : B.D. Sharma et al., 1996. Flora of Maharashtra state: Monocolydens. BSI; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; http://e-monocot.org; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alocasia macrorrhizos. Downloaded on 22 August 2019.

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