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

[CATE]

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

General Description
Slender, (heterophyllous?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul and seedling not observed; flowering shoot much abbreviated (foliage) leafless. LEAVES chartaceous to somewhat coriaceous, drying greenish brown; petiole 0.4–3 × 0.1–0.12 cm, slender, very narrow-canaliculate, apex weakly geniculate, sheath distinct, prominent, erect, apically ligulate in young growth, ligule later disintegrating; blade 6–21 × 1–4.5 cm, very narrowly to narrowly elliptic, oblique, weakly falcate, apex long-acuminate, apiculate, apicule later deciduous, base obtuse; primary lateral veins arising at 60–70°, 2 intramarginal veins per side, 2–8 mm from blade margin, arising from just above base of the midrib, remaining ± parallel to margin, terminating at the tip of the blade. INFLORESCENCE solitary, rarely several at different stages on a reiterating flowering shoot; peduncle 0.3–1.3 × 0.05–0.1 cm, very slender, pale green. Spathe c. 3 × 2 mm, oblong-ovate, cucullate, base rounded, apex acuminate, white. Spadix stipitate; stipe 1–7 mm long, terete; fertile portion 0.3–0.5 cm, very slender-cylindric, white. Flowers usually 3, seldom more than 5, per inflorescence, c. 1 mm diam., slightly scattered, with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few fruits; fruit (immature) 3–5 × 2–3 mm, obclavate ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
Habitat
Mixed lowland to hill dipterocarp forest or kerangas on slopes and ridges.
Distribution
Malesia: endemic to Borneo (E & S Sarawak).

Native to:

Borneo

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2001 Paie, I. [42566], Sarawak K000291833 holotype

First published in Telopea 9: 522 (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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