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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos repens (Lour.) Druce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to N. Vietnam.

    [CATE]

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

    Vernacular
    bai zu teng
    General Description
    Lianas, medium sized to very large, to 15m, root-climbing. Stems weakly 4-angled or slightly compressed terete in cross section, to 20mm in diam. Leaves paler abaxially, bright to deep green adaxially; petiole oblong-obovate-lanceolate to linear-oblong, 50–200 × 5–25mm, broadly winged, base decurrent, apex truncate, slightly auriculate; each side with 2 or 3 barely differentiated primary veins running parallel to midrib and numerous parallel to subparallel and reticulate veinlets, primary and larger secondary veins reaching petiole tip and there curving inward to merge with leaf blade/petiole junction; leaf blade ovate to elliptic or triangular-lanceolate, 20–80 × 10–20mm,base rounded to truncate, apex subacute to acute, briefly tubular-mucronate; primary veins 3(–5), ± parallel, arising from base reaching tip of leaf blade. Inflorescences solitary to several together, congested or spaced along a leafy to naked branching system to 2m; peduncle curving to spreading, slender, 3–8 × 0.5–2mm; terminal part erect, green. Spathe strongly reflexed at anthesis, greenish with margins stained purple, narrowly elliptic, 20–70 × 3–6mm, margins recurved to reflexed, base briefly decurrent, apex apiculate to shortly filiform. Spadix stipitate; stipe erect, greenish to purple, terete in cross section, 10–13 × 1–1.2mm; fertile zone yellow-green to off-white, narrowly cylindric, 40–80 × 2–4mm, sometimes strongly obliquely inserted on stipe. Flowers 1–2mm in diam. Infructescence with few berries. Fruit turbiniform to ellipsoidal, globose at maturity, 7–15 × 10–14mm.
    Phenology
    Fl. Mar–Apr, fr. May–Jul.
    Habitat
    Moist forests, climbing on trees or creeping over rocks.
    [CATE]
    Use
    This plant is used for treating traumatic injuries, fractures, and abscesses.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Laos, Vietnam

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos repens (Lour.) Druce appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hong Kong 23586.000
    Boyce, P.C. [1183], Vietnam 63297.000
    Boyce, P.C. [1188], Vietnam 63299.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 641 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    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
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    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

    Kew Science Photographs
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