Scindapsus hederaceus Schott

Etymology Genus An ancient Greek name for an Ivy-like plant
Species Ivy-like
Family Araceae
Synonyms Scindapsus pothoides Miq., Pothos hederaceus Zoll. & Moritzi
Common Names Lowland Scindapsus, Akar Lebang Aleh, Akar Ular
Status Native: Common
Form Climber
Native Distribution Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, Java


A common herbaceous climber said to grow up to 20m (FloraFaunaWeb, 2023). It has lanced-shaped leaves are glossy with distinct winged petioles.

Form of a herbaceous climber, Upper Seletar forest (2023).

Upper surface of leaf, showing the winged petiole.

Lower surface of leaf.


FloraFaunaWeb. (2023) Scindapsus hederaceus Schott. National Parks Board, Singapore. Accessed on 4-Jun-2023.

Author: Jake
Posted: 2023-06-04 / Modified: 2023-07-03