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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos laurifolius P.C.Boyce & A.Hay

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Brunei).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to Borneo (Brunei Darussalam; known only from Labi district).
    Habitat
    Primary lowland alluvial forest on sedimentaries, (only recorded from one specimen).
    General Description
    Rather slender, heterophyllous(?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system differentiated into free lateral flowering and adherent non-flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES mid- to deep green, paler to sub-glaucous abaxially, stiffly chartaceous, drying greyish green with a whitish abaxial caste; petiole 7–7 × 0.3–0.4 cm, rather stout, clasping stem expect for prominent apical geniculum sheath prominent, extending to base of geniculum, clasping basally, ligulate apically; blade 17–20 × 6–8.2 cm, ovate to elliptic, base subacute to obtuse, apex attenuate-mucronate, minutely apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at almost 90°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin, inner intramarginal vein c. 10–15 mm distant from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect, subtended by cataphylls, several in sequence on elongated shoots arising from below the axils of distal leaves; peduncle 1–1.5 × 0.2–0.3 cm, stout, erect, dark purple-green. Spathe 1.72 × 0.7–1 cm, ovate-lorate, spreading to reflexed, base minutely cochleate on the peduncle, apex acute, apiculate, dark purple, stiffly glossy-leathery. Spadix sessile, 2–2.5 × 0.3 cm, cylindrical, white. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruits c. 10 × 7 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid, ripening red; seeds not observed. — Fig. 38, 39.

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    Other Data

    Pothos laurifolius P.C.Boyce & A.Hay appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291845 holotype
    Sep 1, 2001 Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291846 holotype
    Sep 1, 2001 Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291847 holotype
    Sep 1, 2001 Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291848 holotype
    Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291843 holotype
    Dransfield, S. [1282], Brunei K000291844 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Telopea 9: 533 (2001 publ. 2002)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae

    • Boyce, P.C. & Hay, A. 2001. A taxonomic revision of Araceae tribe Potheae (Pothos, Pothoidium and Pedicellarum) for Malesia, Australia and the tropical Western Pacific. Telopea. 9 (3): 449-571
    • Abranowicz, E. 1912. Über das Wachstum der Knollen von Sauromatum guttatum Schott und Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu. 62: 449-458.

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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