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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Lowland to hill forest.
    General Description
    Very slender, diminutive root-climbing liane or hemi-epiphyte. Shoot system very weakly differentiated into non-flowering and flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES pale green, sub-chartaceous; petiole c. 1.5–3 cm × 3–4 mm, laminalike, c. ¼–1/3 the length of the blade, distally rounded to somewhat auriculate; blade c. 5–9 cm × c. 3–7 mm, very narrowly lanceolate, apex attenuate, base rounded; primary lateral veins diverging at c. 20°, intramarginal veins 1 or 2 on each side of the midrib. INFLORESCENCE solitary on condensed short shoots in the axils of distal leaves, subtended by cataphylls, the last and longest very narrowly lanceolate, c. 1–1.5 cm long; peduncle to c. 3.5 cm long, very slender. Spathe 6–8 × 4–5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, green. Spadix sessile, c. 3–7 × 3–4 mm, subspherical to ovoid-cylindric, green. Flowers c. 1.2 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with 1–few berries; fruit ovoid to elliptic-obovoid, c. 1 cm long, cherry red when ripe; seeds not observed.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to New Guinea; known from only two very widely separated sites.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 Ledermann, C.L. [7411], Papua New Guinea K000291822

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 74 (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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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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