First Report on The Naturalized Alocasia cucullata (Araceae) in Java, Indonesia

https://doi.org/10.22146/jtbb.73456

Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam(1), Muhammad Rifqi Hariri(2*), Asih Perwita Dewi(3), Rina Ratnasih Irwanto(4)

(1) Herbarium Bandungense (FIPIA), School of Life Sciences and Technology (SITH), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Labtek VC Building, Jl. Let. Jen. Purn. Dr (HC) Mashudi No. 1 Jatinangor, West Java, 45363, Indonesia; Botani Tropika Indonesia (Botanika), Jl. Seruni No. 25, Loji, Bogor, West Java, 16117, Indonesia.
(2) Research Center for Plant Conservation and Botanic Gardens, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jln. Ir. H. Juanda No. 13 Bogor, West Java, 16003, Indonesia.
(3) Research Centre for Biology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jl. Raya Jakarta-Bogor Km. 46, Cibinong, West Java, 16911, Indonesia.
(4) School of Life Sciences and Technology (SITH), Institut Teknologi Bandung Labtek XI Building, Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, West Java, 40132, Indonesia.
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The presence of naturalized Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) G.Don (Araceae) in Java is reported for the first time in this paper. The species is an introduced ornamental plant native to India, Sri Lanka, and Indo-China and was only known in cultivation. In this study we collected samples from its naturalized populations in Sukabumi Regency (Cibadak Subdistrict), Sumedang Regency (Jatinangor and Tanjungsari Subdistrict). The observed population grows along the roadside, coastal, ITB Jatinangor green space area, and palm oil plantation. In nature, A. cucullata may spread vegetatively either through root suckers, corms, and stem fragments. The description, distribution map, photographs, and a brief discussion are provided here.

 


Keywords


alien, Alocasia, Araceae, introduced, Java

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