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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos kerrii Buchet ex P.C.Boyce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (SE. Guangxi) to Indo-China.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    Lianas, medium sized, to 4m, root-climbing. Stems terete in cross section, to 6mm in diam. Leaves when fresh mid-green; petiole oblong to oblong-triangular, 10–30(–50) × 5–10mm, broadly winged, base decurrent to clawed, apex truncate to auriculate; each side with 2–4 secondary veins, veins prominent, especially in dried material; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 7.5–13 × 1.25–2.5cm, base rounded, apex long attenuate-mucronate to acute, minutely tubulate; each side with 2 or 3 intramarginal veins arising from base and immediately diverging and reaching leaf tip. Flowering shoot much abbreviated, arising from middle to distal leaf axils of fertile shoots, bearing a minute prophyll and few cataphylls 3–10mm, sequentially longer. Inflorescence solitary; peduncle erect to spreading, curving to bring inflorescence upright, deep purple, very long and slender, 25–40 × 0.5–1mm. Spathe greenish purple, ovate, deeply concave to almost flat, 4–6 × 3.5–7mm, base prominently cordate, clasping and minutely decurrent on peduncle, margins straight, apex obtuse with a small but prominent mucro. Spadix stipitate; stipe erect, straight, deep purple, terete in cross section, 10–18 × 0.23–0.75mm; fertile zone pale yellow, globose, 3.5–4 × 3.5–4.5mm. Flowers 1–2mm in diam. Infructescence with 1–7 berries. Fruit obclavate to ellipsoid, 10–15 × 7.5–10mm.
    Phenology
    Fl. Aug.
    Habitat
    Dense forests, on rocks.
    Vernacular
    chang geng shi gan

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast, Laos, Vietnam

    Other Data

    Pothos kerrii Buchet ex P.C.Boyce appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 Kerr, A.F.G. [20900], Laos K000291894 isotype
    Aug 1, 2001 Kerr, A.F.G. [20900], Laos K000291895 isotype
    Aug 1, 2001 Kerr, A.F.G. [20900], Laos K000291896 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Blumea 45: 168 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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