|Monocotyledon|| Literature for Epipremnum pinnatum
Smith 1979; Wagner et al. 1990, 1999..
|Araceae -- The Aroid, Duckweed, Philodendron Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): golden pothos, pothos, taro vine
|Distribution||Native to southeastern Asia through Malesia and Pacific islands, readily escaping from cultivation in tropical areas of the world. In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.|
||High climbing lianas or hemiepiphytes; stems to 2-4 cm in diameter, often with aerial roots.
||Leaf blades green or with irregular yellow markings (cultivar 'Aureum'), ovate to broadly ovate lanceolate or cordate, up to 1 m long and 0.5 m wide, entire in juveniles, pinnatifid in adult plants, petioles stout, sulcate, up to 32 cm (or more?) long, cataphylls soon withering but persistent as a fibrous mat.
||Inflorescences several together, erect; spathe cream, soon withering, navicular; spadix cream, up to 17 cm long and 3 cm in diameter, slightly shorter than spathe.
||Berries 3-4 mm long, 1-2-seeded.
||Seeds reniform, smooth, curved.
||2n = 50, 60, 70, 74.
||The cultivated plants in the Marquesas are the cultivar 'Aureum' Nicolson with yellow variegated leaves which apparently originated in the Solomon Islands