Alocasia reginae

N.E. Brown 1884

This is a small plant with the leaves in a rosette and with the lamina in almost a straight line to the petiole.
The leaf surface is deep blue-grey with darker veining and with the backs of the leaf red-purple.
The colour is stopping abruptly at the top of the petiole.
It is abundant on limestone outcrops in swampy forest at Mulu and perhaps elsewhere in NE Sarawak (Malaysia).

Once I had this Alocasia, it was a young plant, about 30 cm tall.
It had only two leaves and soon it died.
In the wild, Mulu, Malaysia. Photos (3-5) © Peter Boyce.

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Asian Flora - Alocasia reginae
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last updated on 2009-02-02