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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pothos L.
      1. Pothos versteegii Engl.

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Malesia: endemic to New Guinea (recorded rather sporadically and not in eastern parts of Papua New Guinea).
    Habitat
    Lowland to upper hill rainforest.
    General Description
    Slender hemi-epiphytic root-climbing liane. Shoot system well-differentiated into adherent, non-flowering and free, lateral flowering branches; eocaul and seedling not observed. LEAVES dull green, darker adaxially; petiole up to 6 × 1 cm when blade absent, otherwise very much reduced, 1/16 to 1/20 of the length of the blade, to 5 mm wide, flat and lamina-like, linguiform to narrowly lanceolate; blade 8–17 cm × 2–6 cm but very variable in size on a single shoot, narrowly ovate to oblong ovate to somewhat obovate, absent on early leaves of a sympodial module, tip somewhat acuminate, base tapering, acute to slightly retuse; primary lateral veins diverging from the midrib at c. 30–60°, intramarginal veins 1 or 2 (or 3) on each side, where more than one, the first arising near the base of the blade and running distally to the margin, the second arising about midway and running to the tip. INFLORESCENCE solitary (at any one time) on leafless, perennial, sympodial, repeatedly-flowering, condensed short shoots in distal leaf axils (these persisting after leaf fall and some inflorescences thus on otherwise naked stem), 1–4 per leafy flowering shoot, subtended by a series of cataphylls, the longest to c. 8mm long; peduncle to c. 2.5 cm long, slender, mostly rather abruptly upcurved near the base, deep purple. Spathe 2–3 × 4–5 mm, ovate, reflexed, tip mucronulate, creamy white to yellowish. Spadix sessile, c. 4 –7 × 3–4 mm subspherical to ovoid, creamy white to yellowish. Flowers c. 1.5 mm diam, with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with 1–6 berries; fruit c. 3.5 mm × 3 mm, small, subglobose to ovoid, minutely beaked, red when ripe; seeds not observed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pothos versteegii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Nova Guinea 8: 247 (1910)

    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