Alocasia infernalis

P.C. Boyce 2007

This small species is native to Sarawak in Malaysia.
Its common name is Alocasia 'Black Magic'.

Photos taken on a cloudy day outdoors. The leaves are almost black.
Photographed with a flashlight they are more or less metallic red.
Also the Sunlight makes them reflect red.
The peltate sinus between the posterior lobes embraces the petiole.
The abaxial surface is brown.
The petioles are light brown. There are no cataphylls between.
A close-up of the metallic surface.
When a leaf dies it becomes red.

Tropicos: Alocasia infernalis
CATE Araceae: Alocasia infernalis
page created on 2010-11-24
last updated on 2010-11-24