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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).

Native to:

New Guinea

Pothos cuspidatus Alderw. appears in other Kew resources:

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.

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