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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos mirabilis Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Sabah, E. Kalimantan).

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Rather slender, heterophyllous(?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system architecture not fully known, but flowering shoots free and lateral; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES chartaceous, drying yellowish green with the apical geniculum almost black; petiole 4–12 × 0.25–0.4 cm, stout, sheath prominent, extending to base of geniculum and overtopping it by two prominent ligules, clasping the shoot for almost its entire length; blade 12–28 × 3–9.5 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or falcate-lanceolate, somewhat oblique, base subacute, apex acute to attenuate-mucronate, falcate, minutely apiculate; primary lateral veins arising 75–80°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the outer intramarginal vein remaining close and parallel to margin. INFLORESCENCE solitary, terminal on leafy shoots, held arching from the tip of the shoot, very rarely produced from foliage-leafless shoots arising from otherwise leafy shoots; peduncle 6–17 × 0.05–0.15 cm, slender, very long and curving, dark purple-green. Spathe extremely elongate, 19–37 × 1–2 cm, very narrowly ovate, drooping and twisting into two or more graceful elongate spirals, base long-decurrent for up to 5 cm on peduncle, apex long acuminate, dark purple with paler longitudinal reticulations, drying very thin and somewhat shiny, degrading with fruiting and persisting as diaphanous netted tissue. Spadix stipitate; stipe 1–2.5 × c. 0.1 cm, very slender; fertile portion (6–)12–14 × c. 0.3 cm, very slender curving cylindrical, dark greyish purple. Flowers c. 1.6 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruits 7–10 × 3.5–6 mm, oblong-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to Borneo.
    Habitat
    Lowland forest on yellow sandy loam.

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    Distribution

    Other Data

    Pothos mirabilis Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Ramos, M. [128], Sabah K000291851 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Philipp. J. Sci. 21: 516 (1922)

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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