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This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Brunei).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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.

Native to:

Borneo

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

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

  • Abranowicz, E. 1912. Über das Wachstum der Knollen von Sauromatum guttatum Schott und Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu. 62: 449-458.
  • 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

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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