Philodendron applanatum G.M.Barroso
  • Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 15: 94 (1957) 

Notes: Distribution: Peru to N. Brazil

General Description

Stem scandent, internodes up to 3 cm long. LEAVES: Petioles 23 cm long, 2 cm wide, base semicylindric, flattened towards the apex, margins narrowly winged; Blade subcoriaceous, hastate, posterior lobes 13 cm long, oblong, obtuse, diverging almost horizontally, separated by a very broad, very obtuse sinus; Anterior lobe 15 cm long, 7 cm wide, acuminate, narrowed towards the base. INFLORESCENCE: Spathe green, 6 cm long, expanded to 2 cm wide; Spadix slender, cylindric, 5.5-6 cm long, 5 mm wide, stipitate for 3.5 mm; Female zone 1.5 cm long, male zone 4 cm long; Pistils short, 5-locular, locules 1-ovulate; Male flowers tetrandrous.


Brasil: Amazonas, Alto Solimões.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Western South America Peru


  • 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 Barroso, G.M. Araceae Novae. Arquiv. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro. 15, (1957).

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