Sorting Alocasia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Alocasia atropurpurea Engler

JAPANESE :   ヤエヤマクワズイモ   Yaeyama kuwazu imo.

Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G. Don.

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) Schott, Arum cucullatum Lour.

CHINESE : Jian wei cao.

ENGLISH : Chinese taro.

JAPANESE :   シマクワズイモ   Shima kuwazu imo.

THAI : Wan nok khum (Bangkok).


Alocasia cuprea (K. Koch & C. D. Bouché) K. Koch

CHINESE : Gui jia yu.

ENGLISH : Giant caladium, Giant taro.

PORTUGUESE : Tinhorão.

Alocasia cuspidata Engler.

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia montana auct., non Roxb.


Alocasia decumbens Buchet.


Alocasia hainanica N. E. Br.

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia hainanica Krause


Alocasia indica (Roxb.) Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia indica (Lour.) Kunth.

CHINESE : Yin du ma lai hai yu.

ENGLISH : Indomalayan alocasia, Indo-Malaysian alocasia.

NEPALESE : Mane, Pindalu.

THAI : xxxx Awaiting feedback.


Alocasia longifolia Miq.

VIETNAMESE :     Ráy lá dài.

Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia alba Schott, Alocasia indica (Lour.) Spach, Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott, Alocasia macrorhiza Schott., Arum indicum Lour., Arum macrorrhizon L., Arum macrorrhizum L., Colocasia indica (Lour.) Kunth

BENGALI :  Mankachu  (Bangladesh).

CHINESE : Hai yu.

ENGLISH : Giant alocasia, Giant elephant's ears, Giant taro.

FRENCH : Alocasie, Alocasie à grandes racines, Alocasie à grosse racine.

GERMAN : Alokasie.

HINDI : Mankachu.

ITALIAN : Alocasia, Orecchio di elephante.

JAPANESE :  インドクワズイモ   Indo kuwazu imo. 

MALAY : Daun keladi.

NEPALESE : Ghempe tarul.

POLISH : Alokazja olbrzymia.

PORTUGUESE : Alocásia.

SPANISH : Malanga.

THAI : Kradat (Bangkok), Kradat daeng (Bangkok), Kra dao.

VIETNAMESE :     Hải vu, Ráy.  

Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don 'Rubra'

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don var. rubra (Hassk.) Furtado


Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don 'Variegata'

SYNONYM(S) : Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don var. variegata (K. Koch & Bouché) Furtado


Alocasia odora (G. Lodd.) Spach

SYNONYM(S) :   Alocasia commutata Schott,   Alocasia odora (Roxb.) C. Koch,  Arum odorum G. Lodd.  , Caladium odoratissimum K.Koch  , Caladium odorum (Lodd.) Lindl., Colocasia odora (Lodd.) Brongn. 

CHINESE : Xiang hua hai yu.

ENGLISH : Fragrant alocasia.

JAPANESE :   クワズイモ   Kuwazu imo.

THAI : Mo.

VIETNAMESE :  Bạc hà (Taro shoots)Môn bạc hà,  Ráy bạc hà.

Alocasia tonkinensis Engler.


Alocasia zebrina K. Koch & Veitch

CHINESE : Ban ma hai yu.

FRENCH : Alocasie zébrée.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (02 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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