Alocasia suhirmaniana (Araceae–Colocasieae) — a spectacular new aroid from Sulawesi, Indonesia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:Yuzammi, Hay A.
Journal:Telopea; Contributions from the National Herbarium of New South Wales
Start Page:303
Date Published:05/1998

Anew species of Alocasia, A. suhirmaniana, is described, endemic to southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Features distinguishing the new species from the closely allied Alocasia longiloba Miq. complex are discussed.

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Recent plant-collecting initiatives by staff of the Kebun Raya, Bogor, together with the ongoing revision of the genus Alocasia by A.H., have resulted in the discovery and recognition of a highly ornamental new species of that genus from Sulawesi, described here.

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