Skip to main content
  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos philippinensis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Somewhat robust, (heterophyllous?), root-climbing liane to 12 m. Shoot system well differentiated into adherent non-flowering and flowering free lateral branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES stiffly chartaceous, drying dull greenish brown, midrib slightly paler; petiole 3–10.5 cm long, slender, sheath rather prominent, extending to just below geniculum, basally clasping, apically briefly ligulate; blade 6–26 × 2–9 cm, ovate to oblong elliptic or narrowly lanceolate, base rounded, rarely minutely truncate or cordate, apex acute to long-attenuate, falcate, apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at c. 45°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the lowermost arising from the base, outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin. INFLORESCENCE solitary, terminal on a leafy shoot; peduncle (4.5–)8–12 × c. 0.2 cm, stout, nodding to deflexed. Spathe 5–10 × 1.5–2.5 cm, triangular, subcucullate, base clasping peduncle, apex long-acuminate, softly leathery. Spadix sessile but basally decurrent on spathe, 3–7 × 0.3–0.4 cm, cylindrical. Flowers c. 1.3 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with numerous berries, mostly born towards the bottom of the spadix; fruit 10–15 × 10–11 mm, ellipsoid- to bottle-shaped, ripening deep scarlet, with prominent basal chartaceous tepal remains and a large stigmatic remnant; seeds not observed.
    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to and widespread in the Philippines.
    Habitat
    Lowland to hill, primary to secondary rainforest.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Other Data

    Pothos philippinensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Whitford, H.N. [341], Philippines K000291827 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Pflanzenr., IV, 23B: 315 (1905)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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