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Genus :

POTHOS

Family :

ARACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Shrubs with climbing and rooting branches. Leaves distichous, obliquely linear to ovate, petiole winged or leaf-like, sheathing at base. Peduncles axillary or infra-axillary, leafy or sheathed or naked. Spathe small,  cymbiform, or elongate, persistent. Spadix sessile or stipitate, shorter than spathe. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments 6, tips hooded. Stamens 6, filaments short or long, linear or dilated, anthers terminal, slits extrorse. Ovary ovoid, oblong, or depressed, 3 locular, stigma sessile, ovules solitary, anatropous. Fruits ellipsoid or obovoid berries, 1-3 seeded. Seeds ellipsoid.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Spadix bent, fertile spadix cream; spathe purple P. scandens
1b. Spadix straight, fertile spadix white to yellow; spathe green P. chinensis