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This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Kalimantan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Habitat
Not recorded.
Distribution
Malesia: endemic to Borneo.
General Description
Rather robust, heterophyllous, root-climbing liane. Shoot system architecture unclear; eocaul not observed; seedling shingle-leaved; flowering shoot much abbreviated, (foliage) leafless, reiterating. LEAVES stiffly coriaceous, very shortly ginger-tomentose abaxially, drying mid-brown with orange-brown abaxial surface; petiole 1.5–5 × 0.1–0.2 cm, stout, weakly canaliculate, rounded abaxially, apex prominently geniculate, sheath wide with two short, triangular ligules at tip, but soon degrading and not conspicuous in older portions of plant; blade 7–25 × 2–13 cm, narrowly to very broadly oblong-elliptic, oblique, falcate or not, apex acuminate, apiculate, base obtuse to slightly cordate; primary lateral veins arising at 70–85°, 2 intramarginal veins per side, 2–20 mm from blade margin, arising from just above base of the midrib, remaining ± parallel to margin, terminating at the tip of the blade. INFLORESCENCES several together at different stages; peduncle 2–4 × 0.1–0.4 cm, slender, curving or straight, the inflorescence held erect to spreading, tending to become pendent into fruiting. Spathe 2.2–2.5 × 0.2–0.25 cm, linear, base rounded, annularly inserted on to peduncle, apex acuminate. Spadix stipitate; stipe 7–10 mm long, terete; fertile portion 6–9 × 0.1–0.2 cm, slender-cylindric, tomentose. Flowers c. 1.6 mm diam., widely scattered, arranged in a lax spiral each on a an expanded ‘receptacle’, with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruit 8–11 × 5–6 mm, ellipsoid to oblong-ellipsoid; seeds not observed.

Native to:

Borneo

Pothos motleyanus Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2001 Barber, M. [99], Sabah K000291838 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 2001 Motley, J. [99], Sabah K000291835 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 2001 Motley, J. [99], Sabah K000291837 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 2001 Barber, M. [99], Sabah K000291836 Unknown type material
Sep 1, 2001 Barber, M. [99], Sabah K000291834 Unknown type material

First published in Aroideae: 25 (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.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • Abranowicz, E. 1912. Über das Wachstum der Knollen von Sauromatum guttatum Schott und Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu. 62: 449-458.
  • Boyce, P.C. & Hay, A. 2001. A taxonomic revision of Araceae tribe Potheae (Pothos, Pothoidium and Pedicellarum) for Malesia, Australia and the tropical Western Pacific. Telopea. 9 (3): 449-571

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 2021. 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 2021. 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