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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos ovatifolius Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Malesia to Philippines.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Primary to degraded secondary lowland to lower montane forest.
    General Description
    Very robust, vigorous, moderately ramified semi-heterophyllous root-climbing liane to 30 m. Shoot system weakly or not differentiated into non-flowering and flowering branches; eocaul foraging and climbing, often very long with occasional stretches of a few shingling leaves; seedling shingling. LEAVES mid-green, semi-glossy above, stiffly chartaceous to coriaceous, drying pale grey-yellowish green; petiole (1–)5–16 × 0.5–1.3 cm, rather stout, sheath prominent, extending to just over the base of the apical geniculum, lower portion clasping stem; blade (3–)8.5–27 × (2.5–)7–27 cm, spreading, oblong ovate to very broadly ovate, oblique, sometimes profoundly so, apex acuminate to obtuse, ultimately with a stout tubular mucro, base broadly rounded to narrowly cordate; primary lateral venation diverging at c. 60–80°, crossed by usually three intramarginal veins on each side of the midrib, these arising from near the base of the midrib and running more or less to the leaf tip. INFLORESCENCE solitary at the end of leafy, pendulous shoots; peduncle 9–15 cm, about equalling the petiole of the subtending leaf, most of it within the sheath at flowering. Spathe 14–23 × 3–5 cm, somewhat exceeding the spadix, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, distally somewhat twisted, membranous, green. Spadix conspicuously stipitate; stipe c. 2–4 × 0.15–0.2 cm; fertile portion 9–20 × 0.7–1.4 cm, long-cylindrical, brownish yellow-green or purple. Flowers c. 2.5 mm diam.; with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE elongated, to c. 17 cm long, pendulous, with many berries; fruit 1.4–2.5 × 1–1.5 cm, ovoid, to scarlet when ripe; seeds c. 3.5 × 5 mm, ellipsoid, pale greenish brown.
    Distribution
    Malesia: Sumatera (P. Simeulue), Malay Peninsula (P. Tioman), Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah), Philippines (widespread).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Philippines, Sumatera

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos ovatifolius Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 Vidal, S. [3969], Philippines K000291828 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Pflanzenr., IV, 23B: 40 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • 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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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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