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Pothos ( Candle Vine )

Pothos longipes

Description:

Slender perennial climber or hemi-epiphyte, glabrous. Leaves variable in size, glossy green, glabrous; lamina lanceolate to ovate, 1.5–5 cm long, 5–15 mm wide; petiole usually longer than lamina, ± oblanceolate, 2–12 cm long, 5–12 mm wide, broadly winged and flattened so that the leaves appear to be constricted in upper part. 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. Fruit ovoid, 8–13 mm long, red when ripe; infructescence mostly few- to several-fruited, not protected.

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4 Comments

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 11 years ago

One of my favourites

Daacwen
Daacwen 12 years ago

Nice clear shot. Looks like it might be a Aquifoliaceae genus.

Apple
Apple 12 years ago

You should add this to the mission for Red at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4950...

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

beautiful!

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

4873, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2011
Submitted on Feb 11, 2012

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