Alocasia montana (Roxb.) Schott

First published in Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 4: 410 (1854)
This name is a synonym of Englerarum montanum

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Boyce, P.C. (2008). A review of Alocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) for Thailand including a novel species and new species records from south-west Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 36: 1-17. [Cited as Alocasia hypnosa.]
  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Alocasia macrorrhizos.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Alocasia macrorrhizos.]
  • Hay, A., Boyce, P.C. & Hein, K.Z. (2022). On the identity of Arum montanum Roxb. and Alocasia gageana Engl. & K.Krause - two earlier names pertaining to Englerarum Nauheimer & P.C.Boyce (Araceae).. Aroideana 45: 138-147. [Cited as Englerarum hypnosum.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi. [Cited as Alocasia montana.]

Other Data

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