This interesting cultivar is grown primarily for its attractive marbled maroon and green foliage. It has been grown and distributed under other names, including A. marmoratus and A. zebrina. With A. speciosus, it is the parent of the very popular hybrid A. ‘Black Pagoda’. Closer views of the flower can be seen by clicking here and here.
A. longicaulis is widely distributed in Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and peninsular Malaysia.