Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin


Common Name Cunjevoi, Spoon Lily
Community name(s) Cunjevoi
Communities

Taxonomy


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum/Division Charophyta
Family Araceae
Genus Alocasia
Species brisbanensis
Sub Species
Scientific Name Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin
Synonyms Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don, Colocasia macrorrhizos (L.) Schott
Authority (F.M. Bailey) Domin
Year 1915
References 1. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS); Atlas of Living Australia, (2016)
2. The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI); Australian Plant Census, (2016)
3. Beitrage zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens; Domin, K. , (1915)

Habit information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin


Botanical Description
Shrub
Herb
Trunk/Bark/Stem
This species can grow larger than 1 m in height, so is classified as a shrub, but it is essentially a large herb.
Leaves
The leaf blade is around 45-60 x 30-35 cm. The leaves have visible, elongated 'oil dots', particularly along the veinlets. The petiole are longer than the leaf blade. The petiole are winged or deeply grooved on the upper surface.
Flowers
Inflorescence enclosed in a spathe. The flowers form in a spike, with male flowers above the female flowers which are confined to the basal part. The pollen is white or translucent. The stigma is 3-lobed.
Fruit
The fruits are produced in a dense spike which is enclosed in a persistent green bract (spathe). Individual fruits are 7-11 mm long.
Seed
Seeds are produced 1 or 2 per fruit and are about 6-7 mm long.
Flowering Season Mostly early summer
Reference 1. Factsheet – Alocasia brisbanensis; Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al., (2010)

Habitat information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin


Endemic to Australia Yes
Distribution Distribution in the World
Distribution in Australia
Occurs from North East Queensland southwards as far as coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Grows as an understory plant in a variety of types of rain forest.
Reference 1. Factsheet – Alocasia brisbanensis; Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al., (2010)

Additional Information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin



Customary Medicinal Information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin



Community name(s) Cunjevoi
Communities Yaegl
Used for Open wounds
Ulcers
Burns
Muscle ache
Snake bite
Insect bites
Plant part(s) used
Leaves
Medicinal Properties
Preparation WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS - Poultice of heated leaves
Remarks WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


Community name(s) Cunjevoi
Communities Yaegl
Used for Boils
Plant part(s) used
Leaves
Medicinal Properties
Preparation WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS - Leaves are heated and wrapped around the boil or lumps on the skin to draw out poisons
Remarks WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


Customary Edible Information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin



Plant Part Used Roots
Stage of Growth
Used as Vegetables
Nutritional Value
Preparation WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS - POISONOUS IF NOT PREPARED CORRECTLY - Root sliced and thoroughly washed in dilly bag over several days to remove sticky poisonous material.
Remarks WARNING THIS PLANT IS CORROSIVE AND POISONOUS - POISONOUS IF NOT PREPARED CORRECTLY
Reference source 1 1. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Yaegl Aboriginal community in northern New South Wales, Australia; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwada, J., Heron, R., Yaegl Community Elders, Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad S., Jamie, J., (2012)
2. Yaegl Medicinal Plant Resources Handbook ; Packer, J., Brouwer, N., Harrington, D., Gaikwad, J., Ranganathan, S., Vemulpad, S., Jamie, J., Yaegl Community Elders, (2011)
Reference source 2 None / Not set


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Scientific Information for Alocasia brisbanensis (F.M. Bailey) Domin


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