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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos insignis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo, Philippines (Palawan).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: Borneo, Philippines (Palawan).
    Habitat
    Lianescent, hemi-epiphytic or lithophytic trunk or treelet climber at base of ridges or near rivers in primary to disturbed primary mixed dipterocarp forest onshales or limestone.
    General Description
    Slender to rather robust, homeophyllous(?), root-climbing liane to 10 m. Shoot system very strongly differentiated into adherent non-flowering and flowering shoots, the latter completely and densely clothed by inflated, 7–10 × 1.5–2 cm, overlapping cataphylls; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES pale to mid-green adaxially, very slightly paler abaxially; petiole 11–24 cm × 3–6.6 mm, slender, strongly channelled, geniculate apically; blade (7–)0.5–34 × (2.5)5–15 cm, lanceolate-elliptic, strongly oblique, base minutely cordate, apex attenuate with a 2–2.5 mm apiculum; primary lateral veins numerous, arising at 35–45°, intramarginal veins 3 per side, very prominent, the innermost c. ? distant from margin to midrib. INFLORESCENCES few to many together, produced sequentially, each subtended by a robust inflated cataphyll; peduncle 5 cm × 2–3 mm, greenish purple. Spathe 4.5–7.5 × 1.5–3.5 cm, ovate-elliptic, reflexing at anthesis, base decurrent, apex acuminate, mid-green with a broad purple mark centrally and some purple staining apically. Spadix stipitate; stipe 4–6 × 1.5–2 mm, decurrent into spathe limb, purple; fertile portion 4.2–9 × 0.6–1.3 cm, cream. Flowers c. 2.3 mm diam.; tepals 6, free; stamens 6. INFRUCTESCENCE with numerous berries, spathe persistent into fruiting, becoming chartaceous, tepals much increased in size, up to 7 × 2.5 mm, apparently functioning as protection for developing berries, filament remains abundant, chartaceous; fruit 5–10 × 2–3.5 mm, ellipsoid, flattened basally, turbinate apically, young berries dark purple, tinged white, ripe berries white with purplish stylar region, musty fruit-scented; seeds c. 2 × 3 mm, ovoid, greyish brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Philippines

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos insignis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Hewitt, J. [s.n.], Sarawak K000291842 Unknown type material
    Sep 1, 2001 Beccari, O. [953], Sarawak K000291840 Unknown type material
    Sep 1, 2001 Beccari, O. [953], Sarawak K000291841 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ortic. 4: 267 (1879)

    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

    Kew Science Photographs
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