EPPO Global Database

Alocasia macrorrhizos(ALDMA)

Code created in: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ALDMA
  • Preferred name: Alocasia macrorrhizos
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) G.Don


Malesia (eastern), New Guinea, Australia. A wild species, resembling the edible taro, but toxic. Also cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in India, Indochina, Malesia (western), China, a few countries in Africa, Central and South America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Alocasia indica (Loureiro) Spach
Alocasia plumbea van Houtte
Colocasia indica (Loureiro) Kunth

Common names
Name Language
cunjevoi English (AU)
giant alocasia English
giant elephant's ear English
giant taro English
pai English
upright elephant ear English
Alokasie German
indische Tropenwurz German
riesenblättrige Pfeilblatt German
Riesentaro German
alocasie French
alocasie à grandes racines French
alocasie à grosse racine French
oreille d'éléphant French
songe blanc French
songe caraïbe French
songe sauvage French
taro géant French
orecchie di elefante Italian
alocasie Dutch
reuzentaro Dutch
inhame-assú Portuguese
inhame-gigante Portuguese
inhame-vermelho Portuguese
orelha-de-elefante-gigante Portuguese
taro Portuguese
alokasia Swedish
kuwazuimo Japanese
クワズイモ Japanese
алоказия крупнокорневищная Russian
rè yà hǎi yù Chinese
热亚海芋 Chinese