Epipremnum pinnatum

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Epipremnum pinnatum
Dragon-Tail Plant (Epipremnum pinnatum) 1.jpg
Epipremnum pinnatum climbing on a tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Epipremnum
Species: E. pinnatum
Binomial name
Epipremnum pinnatum
(L.) Engl., 1908

Epipremnum pinnatum is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, with a multitude of common names including centipede tongavine and dragon-tail plant. In the Philippines, it is known in Tagalog as tibatib.


The plant has a broad native Old World distribution. Native range extends from Northern Australia through Malaysia and Indochina into southern China, Taiwan, Japan, and as far as Melanesia[2][3]. The species has also become naturalised in West Indies.[3].

Illustration in Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, vol. 2: t. 192 (1831) 
Flowers in spadix inflorescence 
Various form of leaves 


  1. ^ Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl.. In: The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ [2015-2-28].
  2. ^ Epipremnum pinnatum. In: Govaerts, R. (2015). World Checklist of Araceae. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2015-2-28.
  3. ^ a b ''Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl.. In: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?461402 (28 February 2015)

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