Arrowroot (species: Tacca leontopetaloides) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Tacca leontopetaloides

©Anne Hoggett: Flowers of Tacca leontopetaloides at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Leaves of Tacca leontopetaloides at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: A group of Tacca leontopetaloides plants up to 1.8 metres high at Lizard Island
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Dioscoreales
Family Taccaceae
Genus Tacca
Species Tacca leontopetaloides



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Abundant. Conspicuous during the early wet season because the grow very tall, very quickly.

Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • De Sloover, J.R. and M. Dufrene (1999). Flora and vegetation of Turtell V, Turtell Islands Group (Queensland, Australia), Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg./ Bull. Nat. Plantentuin Belg., 67: 45-97. LIRS catalog number 577.
  • De Sloover, J.R. and A.-L. Jacquemart (2008). Nymph Island (Great Barrier Reef, Qld., Australia): Flora and vegetation of a low wooded island, Scripta Botanica Belgica, 43: 1-88. LIRS catalog number 1210.