Pothos longipes—Pothos—ARACEAE.

Pothos longipes

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Habitat—Grows in warmer rainforest, mainly on tree trunks.

Distribution—North from the Comboyne and inland to Dorrigo and Washpool areas in New South Wales to North Queensland.

Description—Slender perennial climber or hemi—epiphyte, glabrous.

Local occurrences

Boorganna Nature Reserve, Dorrogo National Park and Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate with a constriction near the middle, variable in size, glossy green, glabrous; lamina lanceolate to ovate, 1.5 to 5 cm long, 5 to 15 mm wide; petiole usually longer than lamina, ± oblanceolate, 2 to 12 cm long, 5 to 12 mm wide, broadly winged and flattened so that the leaves appear to be constricted in upper part.

Pothos longipes
Pothos longipes

Inflorescence.— Usually solitary; peduncle to c. 5 cm long. Spathe lanceolate, c. 25 mm long and 5 mm wide, apiculate, usually dark purplish to greenish, wide opening to reflexed. Spadix cylindrical, to c. 6 cm long and 7 mm wide, yellowish, blackening after anthesis; sessile or on a stipe to 3 cm long.

Flowering.—Late Spring to early Summer.

Fruit.—Ovoid, 8 to 13 mm long, red when ripe; infructescence mostly few to several—fruited, not protected.


Pothos longipes