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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos dolichophyllus Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Robust and vigorous, moderately ramified homeophyllous root-climbing liane to at least 5 m, but frequently greatly exceeding this. Shoot system rather poorly differentiated into adherent and flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES stiffly thinly-chartaceous, drying pale yellowish green; petiole 8–30 × 0.4–1 cm, slender to very stout, sheath prominent, extending to base of apical geniculum; blade 14–50 × 5.5–19 cm, ± pendulous, elliptic to oblong elliptic, rarely linear-elliptic, apex acuminate to obtuse, with a flexuous filiform mucro, base acute to rounded; primary lateral venation diverging at c. 60–80°, crossed by usually three intramarginal veins on each side of the midrib, these arising from near the base of the midrib and running more or less to the leaf tip. INFLORESCENCE solitary or a few together at the end of leafy, pendulous shoots; peduncle 16–25 × 0.4–1 cm, about equalling the petiole of the subtending leaf, extending by up to double in fruiting specimens. Spathe 13–27 × 2.5–5 cm, somewhat exceeding the spadix, narrowly lanceolate, distally somewhat twisted, membranous, green. Spadix sessile, 10–19 × 0.7–1.5 cm, slender to stout cylindrical, yellow at anthesis. Flowers 2–2.5 mm diam. with (4)–6, free tepals and (4)–6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE considerably elongated, to c. 30 cm long, pendulous, with many berries; fruit to c. 2.5 × 1.5 cm, ovoid, scarlet when ripe; seeds not observed.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to and widespread in the Philippines.
    Habitat
    Primary to secondary dipterocarp forest in valleys, on slopes and ridges.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos dolichophyllus Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Philipp. J. Sci., C 11: 4 (1916)

    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.
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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/
    © 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

    Kew Science Photographs
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