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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos longivaginatus Alderw.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Mixed dipterocarp forest on slopes, ridges and streambanks on clay, sandstone and shale.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to Borneo.
    General Description
    Robust, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane to 7 m. Shoot system only weakly differentiated into flowering and non-flowering branches; eocaul not seen; seedling shingle-leaved, abruptly producing adult leaves. LEAVES deep green adaxially, paler abaxially, stiffly chartaceous, drying greyish to brownish green; petiole 6–18.5 × 0.3–0.5 cm, stout, sheath prominent, extending to base of geniculum, margins later scarious, clasping basally; blade 11–28 × 4–10 cm, ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, base acute to obtuse, apex attenuate-mucronate, acute or attenuate, minutely apiculate, often falcate; primary lateral veins arising at 70–80°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin. INFLORESCENCE solitary, occasionally paired, usually subtended by cataphylls on condensed short shoots arising from below the axils of distal leaves, occasionally from such shoots arising (persisting?) on leafless older stems, rarely terminal on leafy shoots, held inverted beneath the shoot by reflexing of the peduncle; peduncle (3.5–)12–16 × 0.3–0.35 cm, very stout, reflexed 90–180° at the base, green to dark purple-green. Spathe (3–)6–9 × (0.3–)0.4–1.5 cm, lorate, strongly reflexed and appressed to peduncle, base minutely cochleate on the peduncle, apex acute, apiculate, green to dull purple-green, stiffly leathery. Spadix sessile, (2.5–)6–7 × 0.3–0.5 cm, cylindrical to tapering-cylindrical, deep purple-brown. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with numerous berries; fruits 10–15 × 4–7 mm, conical-ellipsoid, ripening red; seeds not observed.

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    Pothos longivaginatus Alderw. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Clemens, J. [29155], Sabah K000291856 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 1: 380 (1920)

    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