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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos beccarianus Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to Borneo (not yet recorded from Kalimantan).
    General Description
    Slender, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul thread-like, with scattered minute bracts, then abruptly becoming shingling; seedling shingle-leaved, then abruptly producing adult leaves; flowering shoot much abbreviated, (foliage) leafless. LEAVES coriaceous, deep-green, paler abaxially, drying mid-green to brown; petiole 1.5–4 × 0.1–0.2 cm, rather stout, apex prominently geniculate, sheath mostly indistinct, occasionally spreading and apically ligulate in very large leaves; blade 4–26 × 1.5–6 cm, narrowly oblong elliptic to narrowly elliptic, very occasionally slightly unequal and falcate, apex acuminate to long-acuminate, apiculate, apicule later deciduous, base acute to obtuse; primary lateral veins arising at 70–80°, 2 intramarginal veins per side, 2–10 mm from blade margin, arising from just above base of the midrib, remaining ± parallel to margin, terminating at the tip of the blade. INFLORESCENCES several at different stages on a reiterating flowering shoot; peduncle 1–2.5 × c. 0.1 cm, slender, strongly curving or straight, the inflorescence held erect, purple-green. Spathe 0.8–1.5 × c. 0.6 cm, ovate, base rounded, annularly inserted on to peduncle, apex acuminate, reddish pink. Spadix stipitate; stipe 5–20 × 0.5–0.8 mm, terete, pubescent, yellow to dark pink; fertile portion 3–8 × 0.2–0.3 cm, very slender-cylindric, pubescent, straight to markedly zig-zagging (even on same synflorescence), yellow to dark pink. Flowers c. 1.8 mm diam., widely scattered, arranged in a lax spiral along the spadix with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruit 8–9 × 4–5 mm, oblong-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
    Habitat
    Primary to variously disturbed lowland to hill forest, on slopes and ridgetops, very occasionally in kerangas.

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    Other Data

    Pothos beccarianus Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Beccari, O. [1699], Sarawak K000291839 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 2: 92 (1879)

    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.

    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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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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