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This species is accepted, and its native range is Papua New Guinea.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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.

Native to:

New Guinea

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

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.

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0