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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & NW. Borneo.

[CATE]

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

General Description
Slender to rather robust, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane. Shoot system well differentiated into free lateral flowering and clinging non-flowering branches; eocaul not observed; seedling shingle-leaved. LEAVES mid-green adaxially, slightly paler abaxially, chartaceous, drying dull green with the midrib pale yellow and slightly raised; petiole 2–10 × 0.2–0.3 cm, slender, sheath extending to geniculum, clasping basally and frequently for almost its entire length, with a short apical ligule; blade 7–25.5 × 2–8 cm, ovate-elliptic to narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, base acute to obtuse, apex rounded and abruptly cuspidate, falcate, minutely apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at 65–80°, with 2 intramarginal veins per side, the lowermost arising from the base, subsequent veins arising from the lower part of the midrib, outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin. INFLORESCENCE solitary, terminal on leafy shoots, by reflexing of the peduncle held inverted beneath the shoot; peduncle (1.5–)2–8 × 0.15–0.25 cm, stout, reflexed c. 90° at the base, yellowish orange-brown. Spathe (2–)4–11 × 2–7 cm, ovate, deeply cucullate, base slightly decurrent on the peduncle, apex acute to attenuate, white stained purple, thinly leathery and prominently net-veined. Spadix sessile, (1.5–)2–5.5 × 0.3–0.7 cm, cylindrical, deep purple-grey. Flowers c. 1.2 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with several to many berries; fruits 4–15 × 3–10 mm, ovate-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
Distribution
Malesia: endemic to N Borneo.
Habitat
Primary to disturbed secondary lowland to upper hill forest, occasionally on ultramafics.

Native to:

Borneo

Pothos atropurpurascens M.Hotta appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 22: 1 (1966)

Accepted by

  • 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.

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0