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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aglaonema Schott
      1. Aglaonema brevispathum (Engl.) Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution

    Myanmar through Thailand to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

    General Description

    Small to medium-sized, solitary to clump-forming herb to 30 cm tall. Stem repent and often branching, 0.5–1.0 cm thick. Leaves few together, each subtended by a pale green membranaceous cataphyll, this soon marcescent brown and papery, commonly clasping the petiole for most of its length; petioles 7–33 cm × 0.5–1.6 mm; petiolar sheath very short, ca 1 cm long, open; leaf blade lanceolate, rarely narrowly elliptic, 10–24 × 3.9–8 cm, base rounded or broadly acute, often unequal, apex usually acute to acuminate, coriaceous, either plain green or variegated in the form of a central white stripe, with scattered white spots; primary lateral veins 4–7 per side; higher order venation striate. Inflorescence solitary; peduncle 5.5–15.5 cm, usually 1/3–3/4 petiole length, erect; spathe ovate, spreading at staminate anthesis, then closing, 1.5–3.5 cm, apex apiculate, base decurrent for 0.5–1.3 cm, white, marcescent late in fruit development; spadix ellipsoidal, 1.2–2.5 cm × ca 8 mm, equalling to slightly exceeding spathe, stipitate, stipe 2–10 mm; pistillate flower zone ca 1/5 the length of the spadix, 2–5 mm long, with fewer than 10 flowers; staminate flower zone ca 4/5 of the length of the spadix, 1–2 cm × 0.3–0.6 cm; fruits ellipsoidal, 1.2–1.7 × 0.5–1.0 cm, ripening deep red.

    Habitat

    Lowland dry dipterocarp forest, often along on river banks. 100–450 m asl

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Aglaonema brevispathum (Engl.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 17, 1963 Bull, W. [s.n.], Thailand K000291620 holotype
    Anonymous [s.n.], Thailand K000291621

    Bibliography

    First published in Pflanzenr., IV, 23Dc: 32 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0