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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aglaonema Schott
      1. Aglaonema nitidum (Jack) Kunth

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Indo-China to W. Malesia.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia south to Sumatra, and Java, and west to Borneo.

    General Description

    Medium to large, somewhat robust, pachycaul or decumbent, evergreen herb, to 2 m tall. Stem erect or with lower part reclining on ground in larger plants, 0.5–5 cm thick. Leaves several to rather many together, usually restricted to the terminal portion of stems in larger plants; petioles deeply channelled, (8–)11–26(–29) cm long; petiolar sheath extending to the petiole tip, margins scarious; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong or oblanceolate, 11–50 × 4–20 cm, base cuneate to attenuate, rarely broadly acute, apex acuminate to broadly acute or shortly acuminate, apiculate, coriaceous, usually plain green, sometimes with grey variegation either in bars following the venation or in rather irregularly scattered blotches; venation barely or not differentiated in fresh and dry material but sometimes primary veins weakly differentiated into 5–9 or more. Inflorescences 2–5 together; peduncle 5–21 cm long, equalling or surpassing the subtending petiole; spathe oblong, 3–8.5 cm, decurrent for 4–20 mm, white at anthesis, becoming green during fruiting, persistent until fruit full-sized but still green, then marcescent; spadix cylindrical, equalling or slightly exceeding spathe, 1.3–7 cm, stipitate; stipe 0.2–0.9 cm long; pistillate flower zone (0.2–)0.5–1.0 cm long with 16–37 flowers; staminate flower zone 1.1–6.0 × ca.1.5 cm, white; fruits ellipsoid, green, changing to white then pink and finally red.

    Habitat

    Lowland to upper hill evergreen gallery forest wet or dry evergreen forest, peat-swamp forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Myanmar, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Bangladesh

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Aglaonema nitidum (Jack) Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    45931.000
    34579.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Enum. Pl. 3: 56 (1841)

    Accepted by

    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • 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.
    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • 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

    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    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

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