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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Myanmar, W. Malesia.


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Slender to moderately robust, homeophyllous, root-climbing liane. Shoot system well differentiated into adherent, non-flowering and free, lateral flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES bright to mid-green adaxially, paler abaxially, drying dull green; petiole 3.5–8 × 0.5–2 cm, broadly winged, oblong to obovate-oblong, base decurrent to clawed, apex truncate, rounded or weakly auriculate; blade 3–13 × 1.5–6 cm, ovate to elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, base rounded to acute, apex attenuate-mucronate to acute or attenuate, briefly tubulate; primary lateral veins arising at 45–65°, intramarginal veins 2 per side of the midrib, these arising from the base and remaining rather close to midrib before diverging further along blade. INFLORESCENCE solitary, arising from the distal leaf axils of fertile shoots, subtended by a minute prophyll and a few 0.5–3.5 cm, sequentially longer cataphylls; peduncle slender, 2.5–4(–5) cm × 1–1.2 mm, erect, dark purple. Spathe 6–15(–20) × 4–10(–15) mm, ovate, flat to convex, base cordate, clasping the peduncle, apex slightly raised, acute to subacute with a small mucro, dull green to purple. Spadix stipitate; stipe slender, (1–)2.5–3.5 × 1–1.5 mm, erect, straight, dark purple; fertile portion (3–) 6–14(–20) × (3–)3.5–6(–10) mm, globose to ovate-ellipsoid or ovoid-clavate, cream to yellow. Flowers 0.6–1.2 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with 1–8 berries; fruit c. 4–7 mm diam, ovoid or ellipsoid, ripening scarlet; seeds c. 3–6 mm diam., ellipsoid.
Primary to disturbed secondary forest, often on limestone.
Malesia: Sumatera, Java; one record from Sarawak but with no further information available.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, East Himalaya, Jawa, Myanmar, Sumatera

Pothos junghuhnii de Vriese appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bogner, J., Indonesia 52526.000
Geesink [6437] 59373.000

First published in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Jungh.: 104 (1851)

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.


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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.

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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.