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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aglaonema Schott
      1. Aglaonema ovatum Engl.

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

    General Description

    Small, erect to decumbent, evergreen herb, to 50 cm but usually much less. Stem erect to 50 cm, then decumbent and sprawling, 0.5–1.5 cm thick, decumbent stems often producing greatly thickened roots. Leaves few together; petioles (5–)8–14(–18) cm long; petiolar sheath membranous, 0.3–0.7 times as long as the petiole; leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, rarely elliptic, 10–26 × 3–10.5 cm, base rounded to obtuse, rarely subcordate; apex acuminate, apiculate, blade usually plain deep green, rarely variegated with yellow-green or pale green scattered blotches; primary lateral veins 5–10; interprimary veins barely or only weakly differentiated. Inflorescences 1–2 together; peduncle 3.5–10 cm long, usually about 1/2 as long as the subtending petiole; spathe ovate, 3.5–4.7 cm long, decurrent for 0.4–1.5 cm, white, spreading at anthesis; spadix cylindrical, sessile, 3.0–4.3 cm long, usually exceeding spathe but sometimes 0.5 cm short of spathe apex; pistillate flower zone 0.4–1.6 cm, with ca 10–20 flowers; staminate flower zone 2.8–3.5 × 0.6–1.0 cm, white with lower 0.5 cm sterile and dark cream; fruits ellipsoid, 1.1–2.0 × 0.7–1.0 cm, green, ripening through yellow to red.

    Habitat

    Lowland dry evergreen forest on granite or limestone on sandy soils.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Aglaonema ovatum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 21 (1898)

    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.

    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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    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