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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos luzonensis (C.Presl) Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Luzzon, Samar).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to the Philippines (Luzon and Samar).
    General Description
    Slender to rather robust, (heterophyllous?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul and seedling not observed; flowering shoot much abbreviated, (foliage) leafless. LEAVES chartaceous to somewhat coriaceous, drying midgreen to brown with the mid-rib and (in larger leaves) primary venation yellowish; petiole 2–9 × 0.1–0.4 cm, slender, canaliculate, rounded abaxially, base decurrent, apex prominently geniculate, sheath distinct, prominent, erect, apically ligulate in young growth, ligule and sheath margins later scarious-disintegrating; blade 8–28 × 1–10 cm, narrowly to oblong or broadly falcate-elliptic, apex acuminate to long-falcate acuminate (the latter especially in broader leaves), apiculate, apicule later deciduous, base obtuse, largest leaves minutely peltate or, rarely, prominently cordate; primary lateral veins arising at 35–45°, 2 intramarginal veins per side, 2–15(–20) mm from blade margin, arising from just above base of the midrib, remaining ± parallel to margin, terminating at the tip of the blade. INFLORESCENCE several to many together at different stages from a reiterating flowering shoot; peduncle 2.5–22 × 0.1–0.4 cm, rather slender, curving or straight. Spathe 2–6 × c. 1 cm, oblong to narrowly oblong, base rounded, annularly inserted on to peduncle, apex acuminate. Spadix stipitate; stipe 3–18 × 0.5–1 mm, terete; fertile portion 7–18 × 0.5–0.3 cm, slender-cylindric, straight to markedly zigzagging. Flowers c. 1.8 mm diam., widely scattered, arranged in a lax spiral along the spadix sometimes on a low ‘receptacle’, with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruit (immature) 6–9 × 4–6 mm, oblong-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
    Habitat
    Dense hill to upper hill forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos luzonensis (C.Presl) Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Cuming, H. [1045], Philippines K000291824 Unknown type material
    Sep 1, 2001 Cuming, H. [1045], Philippines K000291823 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 5: 19 (1895)

    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