Morphological and Anatomical Variations among Alocasia alba Schott Accessions in Bali Botanic Garden

Ni Putu Sri Asih(1*), Ema Hendriyani(2), Eka Fatmawati Tihurua(3)

(1) Bali Botanic Garden, Research Center for Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden, National Research and Innovation Agency. Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191
(2) Bali Botanic Garden, Research Center for Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden, National Research and Innovation Agency. Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 82191
(3) Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, National Research and Innovation Agency. Jln. Raya Jakarta-Bogor, Km. 46, Cibinong, Bogor West Java 16911
(*) Corresponding Author


Alocasia alba Schott is a member of Macrorrhizos group from Aroid family that has conserved in Bali Botanic Garden. On its development, the collections showed varied morphological diversity on leaves and flowers. The aim of this study is to fill the knowledge gap in morphology and anatomy of the species A. alba and to know the phenotypic variation in this species. A total of eight A. alba accessions from Java, Bali and West Nusa Tenggara were observed in morphological and anatomical characters. The result showed that the eight accessions of A. alba have some variations in morphological and anatomical characters. These variations might be caused by genetic factors that resulted from plant adaptation to the different environments.



aroid; environment; leaves; phenotypic; stomata

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