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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos lancifolius Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Vietnam, Peninsula Malaysia.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Degraded dry to damp seasonal evergreen upper hill to lower montane forest on clay soils over granite.
    General Description
    Slender to somewhat robust, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane to 8 m. Shoot system well differentiated into adherent non-flowering and flowering free lateral branches; eocaul not observed; seedling shingle-leaved, often producing long, adherent strongly flattened feeding roots with a prominently warty-spiny epidermis. LEAVES mid-green adaxially, slightly paler abaxially, stiffly chartaceous, drying dull greenish brown, midrib paler, prominently raised; petiole 4–14 × 0.15–0.2 cm, slender, sheath rather prominent, extending to just below geniculum, basally clasping, apically briefly ligulate; blade 10–25 × 2.5–10 cm, ovate to elliptic or narrowly lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute to long-attenuate, minutely apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at c. 60°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the lowermost arising from the base, the next arising from the lower part of the midrib, outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin, inner vein c. 5 mm distant, both reaching the leaf tip. INFLORESCENCE solitary, occasionally paired on a foliage-leafless shoot arising below a foliage leaf, less often terminal on a leafy shoot; peduncle 1.5–5 × 0.15–0.3 cm, stout, sharply bent, dull greenish yellow. Spathe 2.5–10 × 1–4 cm, lanceolate, slightly cucullate, base barely decurrent on the peduncle, apex acuminate, green to purplish-green, slightly softly-leathery. Spadix sessile, 1.5–5 × 0.3–0.9 cm, cylindrical, dark yellow to yellow-green. Flowers c. 1.5 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with numerous berries, mostly born towards the bottom of the spadix; fruit 10–15 × 10–11 mm, ellipsoid to bottle-shaped, ripening deep scarlet, with prominent basal leathery and chartaceous tepal remains and a large stigmatic remnant; seeds c. 4–6 × 2–3 mm diam., ellipsoid.
    Distribution
    Vietnam. In Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Vietnam

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos lancifolius Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Scortechini, B. [576], Peninsular Malaysia K000291867 holotype
    Sep 1, 2001 Scortechini, B. [576], Peninsular Malaysia K000291868 Unknown type material
    Boyce, P.C. [1316], Vietnam 63509.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 6: 554 (1893)

    Accepted by

    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

    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