(Araceae) Aglaonema ovatum Engl.

Local name(s): ຊາຍ ນອນ ດຽວ (sai nohn diao)

Medicinal use(s): "for man who sleeps alone. Makes him stronger. But not a tonic."

Part(s) used: root

Field Characters: Herbaceous plant, approx 20 cm high. Leaves glabrous. Fruits red, glabrous in round umbel.

Locality: Sekong Province, Thateng District, Pa Leng Tai Village, Sekong MBP Thateng.

Habitat: Forested hillside. Partial shade. Common.

Altitude: 520 m asl

Collector(s): B. Elkington, M. Xayvue, S. Setthavanxay

Collection number(s): BGE 267

Collection Date: November 18, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330407.

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