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This species is accepted, and its native range is Papua New Guinea.

[CATE]

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

General Description
Tall, slender root-climbing liane or hemi-epiphyte. Shoot system architecture unknown. LEAVES with the petiole 2–5 cm long, prominently geniculate at the apex, sheathing for most of its length, sheath persistent; blade c. 12–16 × 2–4 cm, lanceolate, somewhat oblong and falcate, rather stiff, tip acuminate, base acute; primary lateral veins diverging at c. 30–60°, intramarginal veins one on each side of the midrib, submarginal. INFLORESCENCE a lax, compound, much-ramified, sympodial synflorescence, the modules consisting of a prophyll, 3 or 4 cataphylls, a terminal inflorescence and a relay bud in the axil of the last cataphyll — the lower cataphylls sometimes with similar modules in their axils; synflorescence cataphylls lanceolate, 6–12 mm long; peduncle c. 2–4 cm long, very slender, subtended by a cataphyll almost as long. Spathe 3.5–4 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, about twice the length of the spadix. Spadix sessile, to c. 2 cm × c. 3 mm, cylindrical; flowers c. 1.6 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with 4–6 berries; fruit globose, c. 5 mm diam.
Distribution
Malesia: endemic to New Guinea (Papua New Guinea, West Sepik Province; known only from the type collection).
Habitat
Lower montane rainforest.

Native to:

New Guinea

Pothos polystachyus Engl. & K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 76 (1916)

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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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