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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos longipes Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Queensland to NE. New South Wales.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Eastern Australia, from northeastern Queensland to the New South Wales North Coast region.
    Habitat
    In rainforest at low altitudes in the southern part of the range, extending, in warmer latitudes, into montane forest.
    General Description
    Slender to moderately robust, very variable as to vigour, root-climbing liane or hemiepiphyte. Shoot system well-differentiated into adherent, climbing shoots and free, lateral flowering branches; eocaul not observed; seedling with congested leaves similar in shape to adult, becoming progressively larger as shoot extends. LEAF rather glossy dark green above, paler to somewhat yellowish beneath; petiole 2–12 cm × 4–14 mm, usually exceeding the blade in length, oblanceolate, distally rounded to truncate to strongly auriculate; blade 1.5–15 cm × 3–15 mm, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, somewhat acuminate-tipped, base rounded; primary lateral veins diverging at c. 30–40°, intramarginal veins 1 or 2 (or 3) on each side of the midrib. INFLORESCENCE solitary, less commonly paired, in the axils mostly of distal leaves of a flowering branch and subtended by cataphylls, rarely terminal on leafy branchlets; peduncle rather stout, c. 2–5 cm long. Spathe c. 1.5 –4 cm × 5–9 mm, ± lanceolate, wide opening to reflexed, purple-black to greenish. Spadix stipitate, more rarely sessile; stipe to c. 3 cm long and sometimes subequalling the spadix in length (particularly in individuals of very slender dimensions); fertile portion of spadix to c. 6 cm long, slender to rather stoutly cylindrical, yellow to purplish. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with many berries; fruit 8–13 mm long, ovoid, red when ripe; seeds not observed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos longipes Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 s.coll. [s.n.], New South Wales K000950209
    Melville, R. [3321], Australia 36218.000
    s.coll. [s.n.], New South Wales K000950210 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Aroideae: 23 (1856)

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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