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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos papuanus Becc. ex Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea to Solomon Islands.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Vigorous slender root-climbing liane or hemi-epiphyte. Shoot system well differentiated into adherent climbing shoots and free lateral flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES pale green, drying dull greyish green; petiole c. 4–8 cm long, to c. 2 cm wide, lamina-like, c. ? the length of to equalling the blade, distally truncate to strongly auriculate, rarely rounded; blade c. 6–12 × 1.2–3.5 cm, narrowly elliptic to (ob)lanceolate, tip tapering to a point but hardly acuminate, base rounded; primary lateral veins diverging at c. 30°, intramarginal veins 2–5 on each side of the midrib, the inner ones arising about midway along its length. INFLORESCENCE solitary or occasionally clustered (to three together), usually lateral on a (sometimes sympodially branched) short shoot in distal leaf axils and subtended by cataphylls, the last and longest of these c. 3 cm long, rarely terminal on a leafy shoot; peduncle to c. 9 cm long, mostly rather robust, gradually increasing in thickness distally, purple-black. Spathe to c. 4 × 1.2 cm, ? to c. 4/5 the length of the spadix, reflexed, oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, pale green to purplish brown. Spadix sessile, 2–4 cm × 3–4 mm, usually more than six times as long as thick, cylindric to somewhat tapering, blunt tipped, yellow. Flowers c. 1.1 mm diam, with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens; INFRUCTESCENCE: fruit to 2 cm × 9 mm, ovoid, ripening through yellow to deep red; seeds not observed.
    Habitat
    Well-drained to swampy, primary to secondary lowland to lower montane rainforest.
    Distribution
    Solomon Islands. In Malesia: widespread in New Guinea.
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    Use
    The young shoots and fruits are reported to be edible after cooking.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea, Solomon Is.

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos papuanus Becc. ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ortic. 4: 267 (1879)

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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