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1. an aroid plant, Alocasia macrorrhiza, of tropical Asia and Australia, cultivated for its edible rhizome
2. a sea squirt
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The insular importance of some crops compared with the mainland may be examples of independent domestication or of transdomestication in which there was a greater intensity of selection on a narrower range of wild stocks; the aroids Cyrtosperma and Alocasia are such examples, while the Pleistocene date attributed to Colocasia taro starch grains on stone tools (Loy et al.
His collection includes Alocasia, Anthurium, bromeliads, Colocasia, crotons, ferns, ginger lilies, heliconias (including the showy Heliconia rostrata, whose huge red-and-yellow bracts are rarely seen outside Hawaii, except as cut flowers), orchids, ti plants, a papaya, and a plumeria.
Alocasia (Elephant's Ear), philodendron and other plants were chosen for their large-leaf qualities, adding to the illusion that guests are insect-sized in a Land of the Giants.
Alocasia will be familiar to visitors of the Los Angeles Zoo, since it grows there just inside the main entrance, on the right-hand side next to a waterfall.