Pothos (genus)

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Pothos
Pothos repens CBM.png
Pothos repens
1900 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Pothoideae
Tribe: Potheae
Genus: Pothos
L.
Synonyms[2]
  • Tapanava Adans.
  • Batis Blanco 1837, illegitimate homonym, not P.Browne 1756
  • Goniurus C.Presl

Pothos is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. It is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[2][3][4][5]

The common houseplant Epipremnum aureum, also known as the "Pothos", was once classified under the genus Pothos.

Species[edit]

  1. Pothos armatus C.E.C.Fisch. - Kerala
  2. Pothos atropurpurascens M.Hotta - Borneo
  3. Pothos barberianus Schott- Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra
  4. Pothos beccarianus Engl. - Borneo
  5. Pothos brassii B.L.Burtt - Queensland
  6. Pothos brevistylus Engl. - Borneo
  7. Pothos brevivaginatus Alderw. - Sumatra
  8. Pothos chinensis (Raf.) Merr. - China, Tibet, Taiwan, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Indochina, Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan
  9. Pothos clavatus Engl. - New Guinea
  10. Pothos crassipedunculatus Sivad. & N.Mohanan - southern India
  11. Pothos curtisii Hook.f. - Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra
  12. Pothos cuspidatus Alderw. - western New Guinea
  13. Pothos cylindricus C.Presl - Sabah, Sulawesi, Philippines
  14. Pothos dolichophyllus Merr. - Philippines
  15. Pothos dzui P.C.Boyce - Vietnam
  16. Pothos englerianus (Engl.) Alderw. - Sumatra
  17. Pothos falcifolius Engl. & K.Krause - Maluku, New Guinea
  18. Pothos gigantipes Buchet ex P.C.Boyce - Vietnam, Cambodia
  19. Pothos gracillimus Engl. & K.Krause - Papua New Guinea
  20. Pothos grandis Buchet ex P.C.Boyce & V.D.Nguyen - Vietnam
  21. Pothos hellwigii Engl. - New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago
  22. Pothos hookeri Schott - Sri Lanka
  23. Pothos inaequilaterus (C.Presl) Engl. - Philippines
  24. Pothos insignis Engl. - Borneo, Palawan
  25. Pothos junghuhnii de Vriese - Borneo, Java, Sumatra
  26. Pothos keralensis A.G. Pandurangan & V.J. Nair - Kerala
  27. Pothos kerrii Buchet ex P.C.Boyce - Guangxi, Laos, Vietnam
  28. Pothos kingii Hook.f. - Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia
  29. Pothos lancifolius Hook.f. - Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia
  30. Pothos laurifolius P.C.Boyce & A.Hay - Brunei
  31. Pothos leptostachyus Schott - Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra
  32. Pothos longipes Schott - Queensland, New South Wales
  33. Pothos longivaginatus Alderw. - Borneo
  34. Pothos luzonensis (C.Presl) Schott - Luzon, Samar
  35. Pothos macrocephalus Scort. ex Hook.f. - Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra
  36. Pothos mirabilis Merr. - Sabah, Kalimantan Timur
  37. Pothos motleyanus Schott - Kalimantan
  38. Pothos oliganthus P.C.Boyce & A.Hay - Sarawak
  39. Pothos ovatifolius Engl. - Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Philippines
  40. Pothos oxyphyllus Miq. - Borneo, Sumatra, Java
  41. Pothos papuanus Becc. ex Engl. - New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  42. Pothos parvispadix Nicolson - Sri Lanka
  43. Pothos philippinensis Engl. - Philippines
  44. Pothos pilulifer Buchet ex P.C.Boyce - Yunnan, Guangxi, Vietnam
  45. Pothos polystachyus Engl. & K.Krause - Papua New Guinea
  46. Pothos remotiflorus Hook. - Sri Lanka
  47. Pothos repens (Lour.) Druce - Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Laos, Vietnam
  48. Pothos salicifolius Ridl. ex Burkill & Holttum
  49. Pothos scandens L. - Peninsular Malaysia
  50. Pothos tener (Roxb.) Wall. - Maluku, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Vanuatu
  51. Pothos thomsonianus Schott - southern India
  52. Pothos touranensis Gagnep. - Vietnam
  53. Pothos versteegii Engl. - New Guinea
  54. Pothos volans P.C.Boyce & A.Hay - Brunei, Sarawak
  55. Pothos zippelii Schott - Maluku, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago

references[edit]

  1. ^ Fitch (d. 1927) - Curtis's Botanical Magazine v.126 [ser.3:v.56] (1900)
  2. ^ a b http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=163620
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Boyce, P.C. (2009). A review of Pothos L. (Araceae: Pothoideae: Pothoeae) for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 15-26.
  5. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 6, 石柑属 shi gan shu, Pothos Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 968. 1753.

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