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Common name
enredadera (Spanish), devil's ivy (English), long wei cao (Chinese), ara (English, Cook Islands), centipede tongavine (English), pothos (English), money plant (English), golden pothos (English), gefleckte Efeutute (German), cortina (Spanish), selkasohlap (English, Pohnpei), variegated-philodendron (English), Tongavine (English), taro vine (English)
Synonym
Epipremnum mirabile , Schott
Philodendron nechodomae , Britton
Pothos pinnatus , L.
Rhaphidophora merrillii , Engl.
Scindapsus aureus , (Lindl. & Andr´┐Ż) Engl.
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Summary
Pothos vine (Epipremnum pinnatum) is a common escaped garden vine. It climbs up tree trunks and into the forest canopy, primarily in disturbed areas and along roadsides, smothering native plants. The plant is poisonous when eaten and can cause minor skin irritation when touched.
Species Description
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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

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Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2017) Species profile: Epipremnum pinnatum. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Epipremnum+pinnatum on 16-12-2017.

Management Info
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Epipremnum pinnatum for the Pacific Region was prepared by Dr. Curtis Daehler (UH Botany) with funding from the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program and US Forest Service. The alien plant screening system is derived from Pheloung et al. (1999) with minor modifications for use in Pacific islands (Daehler et al. 2004). The result is a high score of 9 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

A Risk Assessment of Epipremnum pinnatum for Florida in the USA returned a high score of 11 with a recommendation to 'reject' the plant for import.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Epipremnum pinnatum
NATIVE RANGE
  • australia
  • bangladesh
  • china
  • cook islands
  • fiji
  • india
  • indonesia
  • japan
  • lao people's democratic republic
  • malaysia
  • marshall islands
  • myanmar
  • new caledonia
  • papua new guinea
  • philippines
  • samoa
  • singapore
  • solomon islands
  • taiwan
  • thailand
  • tonga
  • united states
  • vanuatu
  • viet nam
Informations on Epipremnum pinnatum has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Management information
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Epipremnum pinnatum for the Pacific Region was prepared by Dr. Curtis Daehler (UH Botany) with funding from the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program and US Forest Service. The alien plant screening system is derived from Pheloung et al. (1999) with minor modifications for use in Pacific islands (Daehler et al. 2004). The result is a high score of 9 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"

A Risk Assessment of Epipremnum pinnatum for Florida in the USA returned a high score of 11 with a recommendation to 'reject' the plant for import.

Bibliography
8 references found for Epipremnum pinnatum

Managment information
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010a. Epipremnum pinnatum cv. Aureum Nicolson, Araceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/epipremnum_pinnatum_cv_aureum.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010b. Risk Assessment: Pacific Epipremnum pinnatum cv. Aureum Nicolson, Araceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/wra/pacific/epipremnum_pinnatum_htmlwra.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010c. Risk Assessment: USA Florida Epipremnum pinnatum cv. Aureum Nicolson, Araceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/wra/tncflwra/pdfs/tncflwra_epipremnum_pinnatum_cv_aureum_ispm.pdf [Accessed 5 October 2010]
General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl.
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=502333 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Starr, F. & K. Starr, 2010. Plants of Hawaii (Images) Epipremnum pinnatum (golden pothos)
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/starr/images/species/?q=epipremnum+pinnatum&o=plants [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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