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Species : Aglaonema hookerianum Bonpland. 7: 30.1859.

Genus : Aglaonema Schott

Family : ARACEAE

Synonym(s) : Aglaonema clarkei Fl. Brit. India 6: 529. 1893;

Description


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A perennial, stout herb, stem 1.5-2.0 cm thick, nodose. Leaves 20-27 cm long, elliptic-ovate, or elliptic-oblong, base rounded or cuneate, unequal-sided,  primary nerves 6-8 pairs, petiole up to 24 cm long, stout, sheathing to middle or beyond it. Inflorescence a  long-stipitate spadix, cylindric, peduncles usually 1-3 together, up to 21 cm long, spathe cymbiform, cuspidate, dark-green. Male zone 2.0-3.7 cm long, stamens free, filaments very short. Female zone 0.3-0.6 cm long, attached to  spathe, pistils 10-15. Ovary ovoid, narrowed into a conical style, stigma disc-like. Fruit berry, up to 3 cm x 1.4 cm, red. Seeds 1.2- 2.5 cm long, cylindric. Flowering and fruiting: June-July. Ecology : Dense forests. Use : Grown in gardens as an ornamental plant.

 

Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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