Alocasia aequiloba N.E. Br., is an ornamental plant from the family Araceae of the genus Alocasia. This plant is only found (endemic) in Papua New Guinea and the Bismarck Islands.
Alocasia aequiloba is identical (close to) with Alocasia gjellerupii, Alocasia magnifica, Alocasia peekelii and Alocasia schlechteri. Some botanists provide a synonym for Alocasia aequiloba with Alocasia angustiloba.
This plant is still popular as an ornamental plant in pots or planted in the ground, including in Indonesia, which has many fans. Alocasia aequiloba has leaves like arrowheads, with leaf stems extending from the ground.
Alocasia, (Schott) G.Don
Alocasia aequiloba N.E. br.
Parts of the Alocasia aequiloba plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation of the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation is carried out from seeds or from tubers produced on plant roots. Alocasia aequiloba plants are resistant to diseases that usually attack several species of Alocasia.