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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to North Borneo.
    General Description
    Slender to somewhat robust, heterophyllous (?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system only weakly differentiated into flowering and non-flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES mid-green adaxially, slightly paler abaxially, stiffly chartaceous, drying greyish green; petiole 2.5–12 × 0.3–0.4 cm, often rather stout, prominently geniculate apically, sheath extending to below the geniculum and briefly ligulate apically, clasping basally, prominent, later degrading into feeble fibres; blade 14–26 × 4–11.5 cm, narrowly to rather broadly oblong-ovate to oblong-elliptic, slightly oblique, occasionally falcate, base obtuse, rarely weakly cordate in largest examples, apex short-attenuate, minutely apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at 60–85°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin. INFLORESCENCE solitary to few together, usually subtended by cataphylls on condensed short shoots arising from below the axils of distal leaves, occasionally from such shoots arising (persisting?) on leafless older stems, much more rarely terminal on leafy shoots, erect; peduncle 2.5–4 × 0.1–0.15 cm, erect, yellowgreen. Spathe 1.5–4 × 0.25–1.4 cm, lorate to lorate-triangular, reflexed, not persisting into fruiting, base rounded and obliquely inserted on peduncle, apex acute, apiculate, yellow-green, very thinly leathery. Spadix stipitate; stipe 3–4 mm long; fertile portion 1.8–6 × 0.4–0.5 cm, cylindrical, yellow. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with numerous berries; fruits 7–10 × 4–7 mm, ellipsoid with a long slender persistent style, ripening red; seeds not observed.
    Habitat
    Lowland forest on shale, slopes and ridges, rarely in peatswamp.

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    Other Data

    Pothos brevistylus Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Beccari, O. [3984], Sarawak K000291850 Unknown type material
    Sep 1, 2001 Hose, C. [582], Sarawak K000291849 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ortic. 4: 267 (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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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