Rhaphidophora foraminifera

Rhaphidophora foraminifera Engl. is a moderate to large, robust, pachycaul, homeophyllous liane to 15 m. Adult shoots are comprised of elongated, clinging, physiognomically monopodial, densely leafy, tems and shorter clinging, sympodial, densely leafy, flowering stems. Stems are smooth, mid-green. Petioles are canaliculate, smooth for the most part but upper 2 - 4 cm and apical geniculum densely pubescent. Leaf lamina entire to slightly or extensively perforated, perforations round to rhombic, extending c.c. 1/4 of lamina width on each side of the midrib, ovate to oblong-lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, slightly oblique, pubescent abaxially when young, membranous to sub-coriaceous.

Genus name comes from greek rhaphis, rhaphidos (needle) and pher6 (I bear); refers to the macroscopic (to 1 cm long), needle-like unicellular trichosclereids present in tissues.

Rhaphidophora foraminifera

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  • Name: Rhaphidophora foraminifera  Engl.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Peninsular Malaysia (Pahang and Perak), Sumatera, and throughout Borneo
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: tropical forests
    Height: to 20m
    Spread: 100-150cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-177752; Tropicos ID : 2105212; IPNI plant ID : 88485-1; NCBI taxonomy ID : 258283; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 5329682; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1131870; WCSPF ID : 177752; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:88485-1; IRMNG ID : 10602683; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000295956; Freebase ID : /m/0b743y_

    Synonyms: = Epipremnum foraminiferum Engl.