Stachyphrynium placentarium

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Stachyphrynium placentarium[1] is a species of plant in the family Marantaceae. Its basionym was Phyllodes placentaria Lour.[2] and was subsequently long placed as various species in the genus Phrynium. The species is widespread throughout Asia, with records from Bhutan, southern China, India, Indo-China and Indonesia; no subspecies are listed in the Catalogue of Life.[3]

Stachyphrynium placentarium
The dong leaf.jpg
semi-cultivated leaves
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Stachyphrynium
S. placentarium
Binomial name
Stachyphrynium placentarium
(Lour.) Clausager & Borchsenius, 2003

Phyllodes placentaria Lour.
Phyllodes densiflora (Blume) Kuntze
Phrynium tetranthum K.Schum.
Phrynium sinicum Miq.
Phrynium placentarium (Lour.) Merr.
Phrynium parviflorum Roxb.
Phrynium glabrum Ridl.
Phrynium densiflorum Moritzi
Phrynium densiflorum Blume
Maranta placentaria (Lour.) A.Dietr.
Maranta parviflora (Roxb.) A.Dietr.

The leaves of this species, lá dong, are notably used throughout Việt Nam as a wrapping for food items: especially bánh chưng (the glutinous rice cake consumed at Tết) and bánh tẻ. Species in the similar genus Phrynium, including P. pubinerve may also be used for this purpose.


S. placentarium leaves are used for food wrapping in Việt Nam:


  1. ^ Clausager K, Borchsenius F (2003) In: Kew Bull. 58: 672
  2. ^ de Loureiro J (1790) Fl. Cochinch. 1: 13.
  3. ^ Roskov Y.; Kunze T.; Orrell T.; Abucay L.; Paglinawan L.; Culham A.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.; Bourgoin T.; Baillargeon G.; Decock W.; De Wever A. (2014). Didžiulis V. (ed.). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 29 June 2018.

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