Alocasia brisbanensis, is a species of plant in the Araceae family. This plant is known as the “native lily” or “native lily.” Alocasia brisbanensis lives in the rainforests of East Australia, under the local Australian name “cunjevoi”, the same name as Alocasia macrorrizhos.
Alocasia bisbanensis has large, spade-shaped leaves and has thick, long stems. In its natural habitat it can reach a height of 1.5 meters.
In summer, the flowers will come out with a fragrant, cream-green flower, similar to the Arum Lily flower, which at its peak will become a red fruit.
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At first glance the shape of Alocasia brisbanensis is very similar to Alocasia macrorrizhos., but these two species are different plants. The stems and tubers of Alocasia brisbanensis cannot be eaten (edible) as in Alocasia macrorizhos, because the sap of the Alocasia brisbanensis plant is very toxic and dangerous which can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. The result is a rapid onset of pain, blisters on the skin like burning, and swelling of the mouth, including the lips, tongue and all parts of the mouth. Several incidents have been reported to have resulted in death. The countermeasure for first aid is to drink whole milk.