The now prolific pothos has been traced back to its native roots on the island of Mo'orea, a member of the societal French Polynesian islands. It was first dubbed Pothos aureus in 1880, during its original categorization. It wasn't for another 80 years that a flower was observed emerging from this type of plant. Properly naming it was debated based on this new revelation, but in the end, Epipremnum aureum was decided upon as it's permanent Latin name based on the plants overall leaf structure and growing behavior.
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