Aglaonema commutatum (PROSEA)
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Aglaonema commutatum Schott
- Protologue: Syn. Aroid.: 123 (1856).
Aglaonema oblongifolium Merr. (1923) non Schott, Aglaonema treubii auct. non Engl.
- Philippines: damping-banal (Tagalog), pamitagen (Mangyan), pauangkilon (Cebu Bisaya).
The Philippines and north-eastern Sulawesi; A. commutatum occasionally escapes from cultivation and is sometimes naturalized.
A. commutatum is a source of compounds with potential glycosidase-inhibitory activity. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental, also as a pot plant.
An erect herb up to 150 cm tall; leaves broadly acute, obtuse or subrounded at base, variegated along lateral veins, margin of petiole sheath usually membranous; spathe elongate, spadix cylindrical, usually much shorter than spathe. A. commutatum occurs in primary forest, mainly along streams.
53, 678, 684.
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