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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India, Peninsula Thailand to Sumatera.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

General Description
Slender, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane to 3 m. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul not observed; seedling shingle-leaved; flowering shoot much abbreviated to rarely rather elongated through reiteration, (foliage) leafless or, occasionally, bearing undersize foliage leaves. LEAVES mid-green, paler abaxially, drying mid-green to brown, stiffly coriaceous; petiole 2–10.5 × 0.1–0.6 cm, slender, canaliculate, rounded abaxially, base decurrent, apex prominently geniculate, sheath distinct, prominent, erect, apically ligulate in young growth, ligule later disintegrating; blade 8–26 × 1.6–9.5 cm, broadly to narrowly oblong elliptic, apex acuminate to long-acuminate, apiculate, apicule later deciduous, base obtuse; primary lateral veins arising at 45–70°, 2 intramarginal veins per side, 2–13 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 to several at different stages on a reiterating flowering shoot; peduncle 2.5–6.5 × 0.1–0.4 cm, somewhat robust, strongly curving or straight, the inflorescence held erect, mid-green. Spathe 3.4–6.7 × c. 1 cm, linear-triangular to narrowly oblong, base rounded, annularly inserted on to peduncle, apex acuminate, slightly rough, pale brown tinged reddish pink. Spadix stipitate; stipe 3–19 × 1–2 mm, terete; fertile portion 3.5–13.5 × 0.5–0.3 cm, very slender-cylindric, occasionally sterile at the tip, pale greyish pink, older inflorescences blackish red. Flowers c. 1.6 mm diam., widely scattered, arranged in a lax spiral along the spadix with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few to many berries; fruit 6–11 × 5–7 mm, ellipsoid to oblong-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
Distribution
Thailand (Narathiwat). In Malesia: Sumatera (Sumatera Utara and Jambi provinces), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore.
Habitat
Wet upper hill, hill and lowland primary to secondary evergreen forest, on a variety of substrates, occasionally on limestone.
Diagnostic
Pothos curtisii is the only species of the luzonensis group (see Boyce & Hay 1998) occurring in Thailand. Fertile material is unmistakable by the slender spadix and scattered flowers. Sterile specimens may be confused with other species of the Allopothos supergroup, especially those occurring in the same region of peninsular Thailand (e.g. P. kingii and P. leptostachyus). Pothos leptostachyus and P. kingii have thinly chartaceous leaves, while P. curtisii has more coriaceous leaves.

Native to:

India, Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

Pothos curtisii Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2001 King's coll. [3887], Peninsular Malaysia K000291886 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 King's coll. [4221], Peninsular Malaysia K000291887 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Scortechini, B. [624], Peninsular Malaysia K000291885 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Dr. King's Collector [3012], Peninsular Malaysia K000291883 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Dr. King's Collector [3012], Peninsular Malaysia K000291882 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 King's coll. [2754], Peninsular Malaysia K000291884 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 King's coll. [3903], Peninsular Malaysia K000291880 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 King's coll. [8493], Peninsular Malaysia K000291881 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Curtis, C. [808], Peninsular Malaysia K000291879 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Maingay, A.C. [3041], Peninsular Malaysia K000291877 syntype
Sep 1, 2001 Maingay, A.C. [3041], Peninsular Malaysia K000291878 syntype
Boyce, P.C. [1094], Malaysia 62773.000

First published in Fl. Brit. India 6: 554 (1893)

Accepted by

  • Boyce, P.C. (2009). A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 15-26.
  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • 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.
  • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.

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
  • Boyce, P.C. 2009. A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand. Thai For. Bull. (Bot.), 37, 15-26.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.

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
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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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