Monday, January 12, 2009

Aglaonema species excellent source of North Sumatra


Aglaonema species excellent source of North Sumatra is Aglaonema rotundum. A. rotundum (rotundum = rounded) also known by the name of lotus leaves. In the original habitat in north Sumatra which covers the province of North Sumatra and Aceh Selatan trees grow in small groups that is located relatively close to the canopy of primary forest that get less sunlight in the humus layer, which is a medium suitable for growth. Indicated also by the diversity of nature, which is relatively easily observed such as differences in the intensity of red bone and red leaves beneath the surface of leaves, leaves that form rounded up to form rounded eggs, the size of leaves (leaf width from 4 to 14 cm), number of bones that leaves Take in the top surface of the leaves (6 - 20), designate the number of fruit per ear flowers (1 - 15), the color will light green or pink, the tip of the flower sheath (gabled or rounded), the amount of pollen that is removed (very little or not until there is very much), the number of Anakan produced (0 - 7), tolerance against plant diseases and decay decay stem leaves (very sensitive to very tolerant) and also the level of growth solidity.
A. rotundum though is the only species that have an important role in the eruption colors red gala on silangan-Aglaonema silangan commercial, less attention, which should have been by various parties that can help maintain kelestariannya in nature.
This was to review some important things about this plant and is expected to be material information in the discussions diadakannya encourage concrete actions necessary to prevent kepunahannya in nature.
Criterion A. rotundum well, as follows:
* Red leaves on the surface of the top and bottom
* Red leaves are linear and the meeting between the (white ribbed rather step)
* Thick leaves
* Rounded egg-shaped leaves
* Leaves the position of flat / flat or as salad
* The leaves form a corner 30
* Short leaf stalk
* The meeting between the rod segment
* Trunk upright (because dihabitat vine)

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