Aglaonema simplex (PROSEA)
Aglaonema simplex Blume
- Protologue: Rumphia 1: 152, pl. 36D, 65 (1837).
Aglaonema angustifolium N.E.Br. (1895), Aglaonema latius Alderw. (1922).
- Indonesia: wetune (Moluccas)
- Malaysia: sumpuh bulan, sumpuh kering, penggeheh (Peninsular)
- Thailand: waan ngot hin (Trang).
Southern Burma (Myanmar), peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Philippines.
In Malaysia, a decoction of the roots is drunk to treat fever and dropsy. A. simplex is cultivated as an ornamental, also as a pot plant.
An erect herb up to 120 cm tall; leaves obtuse, rounded or subtruncate at base, not variegated, margin of petiole usually with a membranous margin; spathe elongate, spadix cylindrical, about as long as spathe. A. simplex occurs in primary and secondary forest, in shady and humid locations, up to 1500(-2000) m altitude.
121, 678, 731.
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