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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos roxburghii de Vriese

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam to N. Peninsula Malaysia.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    NW India through Burma.
    Vernacular
    Thao phan dong (เถาพันดง) (Peninsular).
    Habitat
    On trees and rocks in primary and secondary wet lowland to hill evergreen tropical forest.
    General Description
    Large moderately robust, homeophyllous, root-climbing hemiepiphyte to 15 m. Stem to 15 mm diam., four-angled or slightly compressed-terete in cross section; fertile shoot branching to ca two orders, stem to 10 mm diam. Leaves dense. Petiole 2–20 cm by 5–20 mm, broadly winged, obovate-oblong to linear-oblong, with 2–3 secondary veins and numerous veinlets per side, base decurrent, apex truncate, rounded or auriculate; lamina 2–10 by 1–4 cm, ovate to elliptic or lanceolate with 2 intramarginal veins per side, base rounded to acute, apex attenuate-mucronate, leathery. Flowering shoot much abbreviated, arising from most of the mid- to distal leaf axils of fertile shoots, bearing a minute prophyll and a few 3–10 mm, sequentially longer, cataphylls. Inflorescence solitary; peduncle slender, 3–15 by 0.5–2 mm, erect to spreading, green to purple-tinged; spathe 4–10 by 4–10 mm, ovate, concave, margins flate to slightly concave, base short, apex rounded to acute with a tiny, rather stout mucro, maroon; spadix long-stipitate; stipe terete in cross section, 10–15 by ca 1 mm, erect, white; fertile portion globose or ovoid to subclavate, 9–12 by 3.5–10 mm, white. Flowers ca 1–2 mm diam. Infructescence with 1–5 berries; fruit obclavate, 1–1.75 by 1–1.5 cm, mid-green ripening to deep scarlet.
    Diagnostic
    Long confused with P. scandens, but immediately separable by the straight, not reflexed stipe.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos roxburghii de Vriese appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Jungh.: 103 (1851)

    Not accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. [Cited as Pothos scandens.]
    • Boyce, P.C. (2009). A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 15-26. [Cited as Pothos neoroxburghii.]
    • 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. [Cited as Pothos scandens.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Boyce, P.C. (2009). A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 15-26.

    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