Philodendron alatum Poepp.
  • E.F.Poeppig & S.L.Endlicher, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 87 (1845) 


Notes: Distribution: Peru

General Description

Stem very high, scandent, robust, often 5-6 cm thick; upper branchlets 2 cm thick at apex, internodes slightly dark green. LEAVES: Petiole moderately thick, 25-30 cm long, with a 2-3 cm wide sheath, apex obtuse, ending 2-3 cm below the base of the blade; blade ovate or ovate-oblong, rounded towards the apex, the extreme apex shortly cuspidate, the base is truncate-rounded or subcordate, 25-25 cm long, 15-18 cm wide; Primary veins 10-14 spreading very openly, strongly prominent below. INFRUCTESCENCE: Peduncle very short. Spathe swollen halfway, acute at both ends, apex acuminate, yellowish green. Berries red.

Distribution

Peru, near Pompayaco, in woods near Cuchero.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Specimens
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Peru

  Bibliography

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Krause, K. Araceae-Philodendroideae-Philodendreae-Philodendrinae. Das Pflanzenreich. 60 (IV.23Db), (1913).

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