Vol. 75 No. 1 (2020)
Special section on Araceae

Studies on Potheae (Araceae) of Borneo II: Pedicellarum M.Hotta subsumed into Pothos L., and recognition of three new species

Sin Yeng Wong
Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia; bHarvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA, USA; cDepartment Biologie I, Systematische Botanik und Mykologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany
Jyloerica Joling
Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Joan T. Pereira
Forest Research Centre, Sabah Forestry Department, P.O. Box 1407, 90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Alviana Damit
Forest Research Centre, Sabah Forestry Department, P.O. Box 1407, 90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Peter C. Boyce
Department Biologie I, Systematische Botanik und Mykologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany
Alistair Hay
Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000, Australia
Published July 1, 2020
Keywords
  • Borneo,
  • Araceae,
  • Potheae,
  • Pedicellarum,
  • Pothos
How to Cite
Wong , S. Y., Joling, J., Pereira, J. T., Damit, A., Boyce, P. C., & Hay, A. (2020). Studies on Potheae (Araceae) of Borneo II: Pedicellarum M.Hotta subsumed into Pothos L., and recognition of three new species. Webbia, 75(1), 89-103. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-7944

Abstract

Pedicellarum is subsumed into Pothos as Pothos paiei. Four species, three taxonomically novel (Pothos degenerans, ecclesiae and P. fractiflexus) and one pre-existing (Pothos oliganthus) are discussed. The reproductive structures are reinterpreted and floral terminology used in this paper is in line with paving the way to interpreting the ‘inflorescence’ of Pothos, and indeed of all other aroids, as a unique array of structures that are neither flowers nor inflorescences as defined by current prevailing orthodoxy, but something of both.

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