2014 qingdao International Horticultural Exposition

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Alocasia macrorrhiza

Updated:2014-04-11

Binomial name: Alocasia macrorrhiza

Family: Araceae

Alocasia macrorrhiza is a native of the outer regions of tropical rainforests, in the valleys of wild banana forests and in the bank of agricultural ditches. It can be found in tropical and subtropical regions to the south of Yangtze that are at an altitude of below 1700 meters as well as in Southeast Asia. It has stoloniferous rhizomes and aerial stems, the latter standing straight up pointing skywards, with a height of 0.1-5.0 meters. The leaf blade is 50-90 cm long and 40–90 cm broad, spirally arranged. The female inflorescence is white. Sterile male inflorescence is green-white, while the sterile one is light yellow. The rootstock is poisonous but can help with heat-clearing and detoxifying.

Opening Time

Time: April 25 - Oct 25, 2014
Open: April 25, 2014
Close: Oct 25, 2014

April 25 – June 2
Sept 1 – Oct 25
9:00am - 6:00pm
Last entry: 5:00pm
Last tickets are sold at 5:00pm

June 3 – August 31
9:00am - 10:00pm
Last entry: 9:00pm
Last tickets are sold from 9:00am - 10:00pm