Aglaonema pictum (Roxb.) Kunth

Upright plant to about 70 cm tall. Leaves oblong-ovate, to about 15 cm long, 6 cm wide, blunt, the margins crisped, the upper surface satiny and variegated with pale green and silvery patches on dark green; stalks much shorter than blade, translucently sheathed. Spathe roundish, about 3 cm long, dark green, becoming yellow. Spadix club-shaped, longer than spathe.

A. modestum Engl. is sometimes available, as is the similar A. simplex Blume, generally as the narrow-leaved 'Angustifolium'.


Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Araceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae
genus        Aglaonema Schott