Category Archives: Araceae (Aroid family)

Pothos longipes (Araceae)

A long yearning? That’s what the name Pothos longipes seems to suggest. In Greek mythology, the character Pothos was part of Aphrodite’s attendants, and carried a vine, indicating a connection to wine or the god Dionysus. And “longipes” denote long-footed. … Continue reading

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Pothos brassii (Araceae)

A slender vine found in rainforest understoreys, this endemic has a rather restricted distribution. I have only had the pleasure of seeing it at Cooper Creek in the Daintree.

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Landoltia punctata (Dotted Duckweed) (Araceae)

Lemna at the bottom for size comparison. Previously called Spirodela punctata but recent morphological, biochemical and molecular data shows this species to be taxonomically distinct from other duckweeds (Les and Crawford 1999). Landoltia punctata is more closely related to Lemna … Continue reading

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