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Common name

English: Giant Elephant Ear

Mandarin: 大野芋 (da ye yu)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Arales (13)

        Family: Araceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Colocasia (2)

            Epithet: gigantea (Blume) Hook.f. (3)

Synonyms: Caladium giganteum Blume, Colocasia prunipes K.Koch & C.D.Bouché, Leucocasia gigantea (Blume) Schott

gigantea => gigantic, unusually higher than the type

giganteum => gigantic, unusually higher than the type


Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

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