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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Borneo to Sulawesi.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

General Description
Slender to moderately robust, root-climbing liane. Shoot system well-differentiated into adherent, climbing shoots and free, lateral flowering branches; eocaul not observed; seedling with congested leaves similar in shape to adult, but with blade elliptic and as long as petiole, becoming progressively larger as shoot extends. LEAVES dull pale green above; petiole 2–15 cm × 7–14 mm, exceeding the blade in length, oblanceolate, distally rounded to truncate to auriculate; blade (0.3–)1.5–5.5 cm × (2–)3–25 mm, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, somewhat acuminate-tipped, base rounded; primary lateral veins diverging at c. 30–40°, intramarginal veins 2 (or 3) on each side of the midrib. INFLORESCENCE solitary, terminal on leafy branchlets; peduncle rather stout, c. 2–5 cm long. Spathe c. 6–11 cm × 6–10 mm, ± lanceolate, wide opening to reflexed, purple-black to greenish. Spadix sessile, 4.8–12 cm × 5–9 mm, rather stoutly cylindrical, brownish purple. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with many berries, usually twisted; fruit 1–2 cm × c. 8 mm long, obovoid, red when ripe; seeds ellipsoid, c. 1 cm × 6 mm, mid-brown.
Distribution
Malesia: Borneo (two records, both from Sabah), Sulawesi (a single record from Morowali prov.) and the Philippines (widespread).
Habitat
Primary and secondary lowland to upper hill forest, often in well-drained positions.

Native to:

Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi

Pothos cylindricus C.Presl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2001 Cuming, H. [914], Philippines K000291829 Unknown type material
Aug 1, 2001 Cuming, H. [914], Philippines K000291830 Unknown type material

First published in Epimel. Bot.: 243 (1851)

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.
  • Kurniawan, A., Adjie, B. & Boyce, P.C. (2011). Studies on the Araceae of Sulawesi I: New taxa of Schismatoglottis and Homalomena, and a preliminary checklist and keys for Sulawesi Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 61: 40-50.

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
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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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