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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos falcifolius Engl. & K.Krause

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Forested areas from the lowlands to mid-montane rainforest up to c. 2200 m alt.
    Distribution
    Malesia: Maluku and widespread in western parts of New Guinea.
    General Description
    Moderately robust hemi-epiphytic root-climbing liane often with root-thorns at the nodes. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES rather stiffly chartaceous, mid- to dark green abaxially and adaxially; petiole 2.5–9 cm long, sheathing up to or just short of the geniculum, sheath persistent; blade 10–28 × 2–11 cm, ovate to elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, somewhat falcate when narrow, tip acute to gradually or abruptly acuminate, base acute to obtuse to somewhat auriculate, midrib clearly off-centre, prominent abaxially, flush or impressed adaxially; primary lateral veins diverging at 45–85°, intramarginal veins 1 or 2, continuing more or less the length of the blade from the base or running to the margin and replaced by another about midway up the blade. INFLORESCENCE solitary and terminal on free leafy shoots or on sympodial, leafless, cataphyll-bearing, simple branch systems borne among the leaves (initially?) to (later?) complex perennial(?) branch systems borne on older parts of the stem. Spathe c. 2.3–7 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, deflexed, usually persisting into fruit, white. Spadix stipitate; stipe 2–3 mm long; fertile portion 2–4 cm × c. 2 mm diam. (up to c. 6 cm × c. 7–8 mm diam. when fruiting), markedly distally tapering. Flowers c. 1 mm diam, somewhat distant, sunk in pits in the spadix, tepals 4, united into an operculum with a central pore over the floral pit, stamens 4, the anthers at the mouth of the perianth at anthesis. INFRUCTESCENCE with many fruits, fruiting perianth c. 4–5 mm diam, spreading, with the margins split into irregular segments, forming a cupule beneath the berry; fruit 1–2 cm long, ovoid to subcylindric, ripening yellow through orange to dark red with watery pulp; seeds c. 9 × 3 mm, 1 or 2 per fruit, dark brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Maluku, New Guinea

    Other Data

    Pothos falcifolius Engl. & K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 76 (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.
    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