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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos curtisii Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to Sumatera.

    [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.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

    Synonyms

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Maingay, A.C. [3041], Peninsular Malaysia K000291877 syntype
    Sep 1, 2001 Maingay, A.C. [3041], Peninsular Malaysia K000291878 syntype
    Sep 1, 2001 Curtis, C. [808], Peninsular Malaysia K000291879 syntype
    Sep 1, 2001 Scortechini, B. [624], Peninsular Malaysia K000291885 syntype
    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 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 Dr. King's Collector [3012], Peninsular Malaysia K000291882 syntype
    Sep 1, 2001 Dr. King's Collector [3012], Peninsular Malaysia K000291883 syntype
    Boyce, P.C. [1094], Malaysia 62773.000

    Bibliography

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

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • Boyce, P.C. (2009). A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 15-26.
    • 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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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