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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central New Guinea.

[CATE]

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

Distribution
Malesia: endemic to New Guinea (confined to western Papua Barat).
General Description
Slender root-climbing liane or hemi-epiphyte. Shoot system well differentiated into adherent, non-flowering and free, lateral flowering branches; ecocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES dark green, rather fleshy; petiole 3–5 cm × 1.1–1.5 cm, lamina-like,shorter than the blade, distally emarginate to auriculate; blade c. 6.5–10 cm × 2–4.5 cm, narrowly ovate to ovate to oblong-obovate, apex acute to somewhat acuminate, base rounded; primary lateral nerves diverging at 40–60°, intramarginal veins 2 or 3 on each side of the midrib. INFLORESCENCE solitary, in the axils of distal leaves, borne on condensed short shoots and subtended by cataphylls, the last and largest oblong, c. 2 cm × 1 cm; peduncle 1–4.5 cm long, very abruptly expanded at junction with spadix and there c. 1 cm diam., blackish purple. Spathe c. 1.2 × 1 cm, broadly ovate, reflexed, greenish to purple-tinged. Spadix sessile; fertile portion c. 1.4 cm diam., ± spherical, yellow. Flowers c. 1.2 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with rather few berries; fruit c. 1.1 cm long, ovoid, ripening red; seeds not observed.
Habitat
Lowland primary and secondary rainforest and fresh-water swampforest.

Native to:

New Guinea

Pothos clavatus Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ortic. 4: 266 (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.

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/
© 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 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