|Scindapsus pictus var. argyreus|
Scindapsus is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family consisting of close to 40 species. It is endemic to Asia, but can also be found in the Pacific islands. Scindapsus isn't easily distinguishable from Epipremnum. The main difference between the two genera is in the number of seeds they produce. Scindapsus species have one ovule in each ovary whereas Epipremnum species have a few. The seeds of Scindapsus are rounded to slightly kidney-shaped. The plants are primarily root climbing vines.
History of the name
Claudius Aelianus (Aelian, 2-3 cc., De Natura Animalium XII.44-46, XVII.18), uses the word in relation to an Indian musical instrument used for taming the wild elephants.
- Scindapsus aureus
- Scindapsus borneensis
- Scindapsus latifolius
- Scindapsus lucens
- Scindapsus pictus
- Scindapsus pothoides
- Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family [ILLUSTRATED]. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7
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