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Namper (Homalomena pendula)

Namper or nampu merah or pentul merah (Homalomena pendula) is a plant species in Araceae, terna with a height of up to 80 cm, a pseudo erect stem, 5 cm in diameter, green to dark green color, living in tropical regions, especially near streams and widely used as an ornamental plant.

H. pendula has leaf stems as a pseudo stem with a length of up to 80 cm, overlapping position, green to dark green, sometimes has a pink color at the base and streaks of dark green.

Dlium Namper (Homalomena pendula)

Heart-shaped leaves, 45 cm long, 30 cm wide, staring at the base, the tip is pointed or rounded, the upper surface is dark green and shiny, the lower surface is pale green to whitish and sometimes new young leaves are red.

Inflorescences have 6 stems at a time, the sheath has a variety of colors including greenish yellow to yellowish white or dark red. Namper grows in secondary forests and along streams at altitudes up to 1,100 m.

Propagation using seeds and rhizomes, many are used as ornamental plants in the yard of a house or city park and offices. The population is abundant in nature and is widely cultivated in various places.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Genus: Homalomena
Species: Homalomena pendula

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