Philodendron auritum Lindl.
  • J. Hort. Soc. London 8: 60 (1853) 

Notes: Distribution: Guatemala

General Description

A noble-looking climbing plant, with deep green taper stems, emitting great white roots, by which it clings to trees. LEAVES are a rich deep green, with a tapering stalk more than two feet long; the blade is deeply divided into three oblong, wavy, acuminate, diverging-veined lobes, of which the middle is a foot, and each of the side lobes nine inches long, placed at right angles to the first, so as to form a hastate figure. INFLORESCENCE: The spathe is green, about six inches long, crimson within, but only opening for a short time while the anthers are shedding their pollen. Style fleshy, stigma membranous, radiate, locules 1-ovulate (?).


Found growing out of a mass of roots of Orchids.


Guatemala (Although not included in Flora of Guatemala, 1958)

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Central America Guatemala


  • 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 Lindley, J. New plants, etc., from the Society's garden. J. Hort. Soc. London. 8, (1853).
  • 3 Gardens, K.""Royal Bot World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. (2008).

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CATE Araceae
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