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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos cuspidatus Alderw.

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Very slender, highly ramified climber or hemi-epiphyte, the branchlets having the leaves interspersed with a greater number of cataphylls. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES drying dull dark green; petiole slender, to 2.5 cm long, c. ¼ the length of the blade, very narrowly sheathing to the geniculum; blade highly variable in size on a branch, c. 6–12.5 cm × 1.5–4 cm (sometimes much smaller on ultimate branchlets), ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, rather abruptly acuminate into prolonged ‘drip tips’, base acute to somewhat obtuse; primary lateral veins diverging at 45–75°, intramarginal veins one on each side of the midrib, submarginal. INFLORESCENCE solitary, terminal on ultimate leafy branches but subtended by one or more narrow cataphylls to 1.7 cm long; peduncle 1–2 cm long, very slender. Spathe c. 3 cm × 4 mm, ovate, subulate. Spadix sessile, 1 cm × c. 3 mm, oblong. Flowers c. 1.6 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with 2–5 berries; fruit 1–1.2 cm × c. 5 mm, elongate-obovoid; seeds not observed.
    Habitat
    Mossy lower montane in forest.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to western New Guinea (known only from northern Papua Barat in the Taritatau (Idenburgh) River area).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Other Data

    Pothos cuspidatus Alderw. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 4: 337 (1922)

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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