Aglaonema simplex Blume

Aglaonema simplex Blume




Aglaonema angustifolium N.E.Br., Aglaonema latius Alderw.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Sumpuh bulan, sumpuh kering, penggeheh (Peninsular).
Indonesia Wetune (Moluccas).
Thailand Waan ngot hin (Trang).

Geographical Distributions

A. simplex can be found in Southern Burma (Myanmar), peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Philippines.


This is an erect herb which grows up to 120 cm tall.

The leaves are blunt, rounded or subtruncate at the base and not variegated. The margin of petiole is usually with a membranous margin. The spathe is elongated while spadix is cylindrical and about as long as spathe.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. simplex occurs in primary and secondary forest, in shady and humid locations, up to 1500(-2000) m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph



  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.