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Species : Aglaonema commutatum Syn. Aroid.: 123.1856.

Genus : Aglaonema Schott

Family : ARACEAE


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An erect, perennial herb, evergreen, stems decumbent at age, 20-150 cm tall.  Leaves oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, 10-30 cm long, coriaceous, shortly acuminate, base oblique to rounded, variegated along primary lateral veins, petiole 6-25 cm long, sheathing ? its length. Inlorescence a spadix, stipitate, free of spathe,  spathe 3-7 cm long, light green, shorter than the petiole, peduncle 1-3 together, 4-20 cm long.  Staminate portion 1.5-6.0 cm long. Pistillate portion with 10-18 pistils, 0.3-1.0 cm long. Ovary ovoid or sub-globose, 1-locular, ovule solitary, placentation basal, anatropous, stylar region short, thick, stigma discoid, centrally concave. Fruit ellipsoid-obovoid, turning yellow to bright red. Flowering and fruiting: June-September. Ecology:  Forests near streams. Use : Widely grown as an ornamental.