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Fivefingers (Syngonium angustatum)

Donglimo or fivefingers (Syngonium angustatum) is species in Araceae, epiphytes, grow to climb large trees up to 20 meters high, produce milky sap, dark green, internodes up to 50 cm long, petioles up to 35 cm long, green and live in areas tropical.

S. angustatum has roots in the soil to absorb nutrients and air roots that grow in each segment to attach themselves to a support. Wild plants that live in forests often cause trees to be uprooted by heavy loads.

Dlium Fivefingers (Syngonium angustatum)

The main stem produces a row of stems, up to 60 cm with the ends of a group of leaves with 3-7 separate leaflets, but connected by horizontal stems. The middle leaf has a length of up to 25 cm and a width of up to 12 cm.

The flower has a veil, round in shape and a pointed tip, green and facing up with a stalk up to 15 cm long. The head of the pistil is tubular, stands 3-5 cm long and is white.

The fruit is in a veil, rounded with a pointed tip and green when young to turn bright red when ripe and grow on the tip of the stem with a length of up to 10 cm and stiff.

Fivefingers are identified as weeds that can be easily overcome and are often used as ornamental plants. The leaves can be eaten and used to treat hemorrhoids, eye irritation and prevent vitamin A deficiency.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Caladieae
Genus: Syngonium
Species: Syngonium angustatum

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