Pothos inaequilaterus (C.Presl) Engl.
  • A.L.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 2: 88 (1879) 

Notes: Distribution: Philippines

General Description

Slender, (homeophyllous?), root-climbing liane. Shoot system rather poorly differentiated into adherent non-flowering, and free lateral flowering branches; eocaul & seedling not observed; flowering shoot abbreviated, arising from below the leaf axil of a fully developed leaf, or from an older naked portion of stem, leafless except for subtending foliage leaf, with several well-developed cataphylls. LEAVES thinly chartaceous, drying dull grey greenish; petiole 2–5 cm long, slender, rarely rather stout, sheath weakly prominent, extending to just below geniculum and extending above it by two small ligules; blade 10–25 × 3.5–12 cm, oblong-elliptic, slightly falcate, unequal, occasionally quite strongly so, base subacute to minutely truncate, apex prominently falcate, acuminate to attenuate, briefly apiculate; primary lateral veins arising at c. 35°, intramarginal veins 2 per side, the lowermost arising from the base, outer intramarginal vein remaining very close and parallel to margin, inner vein c. 1 cm distant, both reaching the leaf tip; higher venation fine but very distinctly reticulate. INFLORESCENCE several together; flowering shoots always reiterating and thus several inflorescences at various stages of maturity usually present; peduncle 3–7 cm, rather slender, erect or curving, dull green. Spathe 1–1.2 × 0.7–1 cm, ovate to oblongovate, spreading to slightly reflexed, base rounded, barely decurrent on the peduncle, apex obtuse, very weakly beaked. Spadix sessile to briefly stipitate; stipe 0–2.5 mm long; fertile portion 1–2 × 0.2–0.4 cm, cylindrical, straight to slightly curved, base rounded. Flowers c. 1.1 mm diam., with 6 free tepals and 6 stamens. INFRUCTESCENCE with few berries; fruit c.10 × 5 mm, globose to ellipsoid, ripening deep scarlet; seeds not observed.


Secondary forest.


Malesia: endemic to and widespread in the Philippines.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Tropical Malesia Philippines


  • 1 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.
  • 2 Abranowicz, E. Über das Wachstum der Knollen von Sauromatum guttatum Schott und Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu. 62, (1912).
  • 3 Boyce, P.Charles & Hay, A. A taxonomic revision of Araceae tribe Potheae (Pothos, Pothoidium and Pedicellarum) for Malesia, Australia and the tropical Western Pacific. Telopea. 9 (3), (2001).

 Information From

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 14 Dec 2011 . 17 Dec 2011.
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