|Etymology||Genus||An ancient Greek name for an Ivy-like plant|
|Species||Painted; referring to its varigated leaf colour|
|Synonyms||Pothos argenteus W.Bull, Scindapsus argyraeus Engl.|
|Common Names||Satin Pothos, Silver Vine|
|Form||Creeper or climber|
|Native Distribution||Southern Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia & Singapore, Borneo and Philippines|
Scindapsus pictus can be commonly found creeping on forest floors of Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves. The leaves are distinct from the varigated colour. The younger leaves are heart-shaped and slightly sickled, while the adult ones (which I have yet to see) are more elongated (Keng et al., 1998). A silvery sheen can be seen when tilted at an angle under light.
The Satin Pothos sprawling over the forest floor in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
The leaf, easily identified from its varigated colour.
Underside of leaf, showing the sickled form.
Showing the horizontal stem and petiole.