|| Alocasia cucullata
|| Chinese taro, Chinese ape, Buddha's hand, and hooded dwarf elephant ear
|| cucullatus = with a hood
|| Sri Lanka, Sikkim, India, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal
|| herbaceous plants
|| Alocasia cucullata is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is applied externally to treat snakebite, abscesses, rheumatism, and arthritis. Alocasia cucullata should not be eaten, as it is poisonous due to the presence of calcium oxalate crystals.
This plant is considered to bring good luck, so it is kept at Buddhist temples in Laos and Thailand.