Homalomena wallisii

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Homalomena wallisii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Homalomeneae
Genus: Homalomena
Binomial name
Homalomena wallisii
Regel
Synonyms[1]

Curmeria wallisii (Regel) Masl.

Homalomena wallisii is a species of flowering plant in the Araceae family native to Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama.[1][2][3]

It reaches about 6"(15 cm) in height but with a much wider spread. The leaf blades are elliptic to ovate-oblong in shape about 5 - 8" (13 – 20 cm) in length, on rather short stalks, arching or recurving, bright-green with a markings of a marbled yellow. It can be confused with the rather similar Aglaonema.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Correa A., M.D., C. Galdames & M. Stapf. 2004. Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Panamá 1–599. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá
  4. ^ Regel, Gartenflora 26: 33 (1877)

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