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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Monsteroideae
Genus: Scindapsus
Species: S. alpinus – S. altissimus – S. beccarii – S. carolinensis – S. coriaceus – S. crassipes – S. curranii – S. cuscuaria – S. cuscuarioides – S. falcifolius – S. geniculatus – S. glaucescens – S. grandifolius – S. hederaceus – S. javanicus – S. kinabaluensis – S. latifolius – S. longipes – S. longistipitatus – S. lucens – S. maclurei – S. mamilliferus – S. marantifolius – S. officinalis – S. perakensis – S. pictus – S. roseus – S. rupestris – S. salomoniensis – S. schlechteri – S. scortechinii – S. splendidus – S. subcordatus – S. suffruticosus – S. sumatranus – S. treubii
Source(s) of checklist:

Scindapsus Schott (1832)

Type Species: Scindapsus officinalis (Roxb.) Schott. LT designated by H. W. Schott, Prodr. 395-397 (1860).


Cuscuaria Schott, Bonplandia (Hannover) 5: 45 (1857).


Schott, H.W. in H.W.Schott & S.L.Endlicher, 1832. Melet. Bot.: 21


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Scindapsus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Scindapsus. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 13 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Scindapsus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 13. 2018. Scindapsus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 13.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Scindapsus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 22-Dec-2009.

Vernacular names
русский: Сциндапсус
中文: 藤芋属

Scindapsus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is native to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Queensland, and a few western Pacific islands.[1][2][3] The species Scindapsus pictus is common in cultivation.

Scindapsus is not easily distinguishable from Epipremnum. The main difference between the two genera is in the number of seeds they produce. Scindapsus species have one ovule in each ovary whereas Epipremnum species have a few. The seeds of Scindapsus are rounded to slightly kidney-shaped. The plants are primarily root climbing vines.[4]
History of the name

Claudius Aelianus (Aelian, 2-3 cc., De Natura Animalium XII.44-46, XVII.18), uses the word in relation to an Indian musical instrument used for taming the wild elephants.[5]

Scindapsus alpinus Alderw. - Sumatra
Scindapsus altissimus Alderw. - Queensland, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Scindapsus beccarii Engl. - Sumatra, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia
Scindapsus carolinensis Hosok. - Chuuk Islands in Micronesia
Scindapsus coriaceus Engl. - Borneo
Scindapsus crassipes Engl. - Borneo
Scindapsus curranii Engl. & K.Krause - Sabah, Philippines
Scindapsus cuscuaria (Aubl.) C.Presl - Nicobar Islands, Philippines, Maluku, Java
Scindapsus cuscuarioides Engl. & K.Krause - New Guinea
Scindapsus falcifolius Engl. - Sulawesi
Scindapsus geniculatus Engl. - Sarawak
Scindapsus glaucescens (Engl. & K.Krause) Alderw. - Borneo
Scindapsus grandifolius Engl. - described 1898 from material cultivated at botanical garden in Bogor; probably now extinct
Scindapsus hederaceus Miq. - Indochina, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Philippines
Scindapsus javanicus Alderw. - Java
Scindapsus latifolius M.Hotta - Borneo
Scindapsus longipes Engl. - Brunei, Sarawak
Scindapsus longistipitatus Merr. - Borneo
Scindapsus lucens Bogner & P.C.Boyce - Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia
Scindapsus maclurei (Merr.) Merr. & F.P.Metcalf - Hainan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand
Scindapsus mamilliferus Alderw. - Borneo
Scindapsus marantifolius Miq. - Java
Scindapsus officinalis (Roxb.) Schott - India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Assam, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
Scindapsus perakensis Hook.f. - Bangladesh, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra
Scindapsus pictus Hassk. - Bangladesh, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Philippines
Scindapsus roseus Alderw. - Sumatra
Scindapsus rupestris Ridl. - Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra
Scindapsus salomoniensis Engl. & K.Krause - Solomon Islands
Scindapsus schlechteri K.Krause - Papua New Guinea
Scindapsus scortechinii Hook.f. - Bangladesh, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia
Scindapsus splendidus Alderw. - Sumatra
Scindapsus subcordatus Engl. & K.Krause - Papua New Guinea
Scindapsus suffruticosus Alderw. - Sumatra
Scindapsus sumatranus (Schott) P.C.Boyce & A.Hay - Sumatra
Scindapsus treubii Engl. - Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java


Kew World Checklist of Selected plant Families
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.
Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Flora of China Vol. 23 Page 15, 藤芋属 teng yu shu, Scindapsus Schott in Schott & Endlicher, Melet. Bot. 21. 1832.
Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family [ILLUSTRATED]. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7

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