|Scientific Name:||Alocasia sanderiana|
|Species Authority:||W. Bull|
Alocasia sanderiana Hort. ex Bull
Schizocasia sanderiana (W. Bull) Engl.
|Taxonomic Notes:||The species was first described by W. Bull in 1884. It can easily be distinguished from the rest of the Alocasia species by its deeply undulate to subpinnatifid margins and white veined leaves.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Medecilo, M.P., Ong, R.G. & Amoroso, V.B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Madulid, D.A. & Agoo, E.M.G.(IUCN SSC Philippine Plant Red List Authority)|
The species is found in two locations, namely Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental (
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A. sanderiana is confined to two locations:
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Found in primary and secondary forest at low altitudes.
|Use and Trade:||
A. sanderiana is used as ornamental
plant because of its colourful and enduring foliage. It is also reported that the species is used
by the natives to treat headaches. 50% of the global population are utilized.
|Conservation Actions:||Both locations were declared as protected areas but the implementation is very poor.|
|Citation:||Medecilo, M.P., Ong, R.G. & Amoroso, V.B. 2008. Alocasia sanderiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 February 2015.|
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