Aglaonema marantifolium (PROSEA)

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Aglaonema marantifolium Blume

Protologue: Rumphia 1: 153, pl. 66 (1837).


Aglaonema oblongifolium auct. non Schott.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: anapur ayer, bira ayer (Moluccas).


The Moluccas and New Guinea.


In the Moluccas, heated leaves have been used to reduce swellings, but this sometimes results in sores.


An erect or ascending herb up to 100 cm tall; leaves obtuse to subrounded at base, not variegated, margin of petiole sheath membranous; spathe elongate, spadix cylindrical, much shorter than spathe. A. marantifolium occurs in lowland rain forest in humid and shaded locations.

Selected sources

334, 678.

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