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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alocasia sanderiana - Kris Plant

1. Photo taken at my home garden

2. Photo taken at the Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Scientific name: Alocaisa sanderiana

 Common name: Kris Plant (it resembles the Kris, a malay dagger), African Mask Plant

Malay name: Keladi Keris Hitam (Black Keris Yam), Pokok Senteh Keris Hitam

 Family: Araceae
Origin: Philippines
 Category: Perennial herb

Grow in partial shade

Alocasia sanderiana is also known as the kris plant because of the resemblance of its leaf edges to the wavy blade of the kalis dagger (also known as kris or keris). It is classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Source: Wikipedia)

Alocasia 'Amazonica' is a hybrid while Alocasia sanderiana is a botanically described species, although they look alike in physical appearance.

References for further reading:
1. Kurt Edelmann

1 comment:

  1. AB i have always been eyeing this Alocasia, i know someone who has lots of it, but somehow i still haven't got some samples for my planting.


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