Philodendron auyantepuiense G.S.Bunting
  • Acta Bot. Venez. 2: 142 (1967) 

Notes: Distribution: S. Venezuela to Guyana

General Description

Cataphylls up to 22 cm long. LEAVES: Petiole to 29 cm long, ventrally broadly canaliculate. Leaf blade coriaceous when dry, outline triangular, to 29 cm , 13.5-16 cm wide, apex acuminate, base sagittate-subhastate, anterior lobe lateral veins numerous, ca. 4-7 mm apart, strongly impressed and subequal above, all prominent below but primary lateral veins clearly 5 on both sides, II, III, IV and V veins gradually smaller; Posterior lobes ± oblong, 4.7-5.1 cm wide, apex rounded, separated by a sinus 7.2-7.8 cm deep in the middle and 2.1-3.8 cm wide, the lowest part naked for 1 cm on the outer side of the basal ribs. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle probably solitary, 3 cm long (in specimen). Spathe 12 cm long, tube stout, somewhat inflated ca. 5 cm long. Spadix ca 10 cm long, pistillate part 3.5 cm long, staminate part ca. 1.5 cm long, basally sterile. Pistills cylindric, ovary apparently 2-locular, locules multiovulate, ovules superposed in each locule.


Venezuela, Auyan-Tepui

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Northern South America Guyana
  • Venezuela


  • 1 Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Bunting, G.S."" Araceae (in Flora del Auyan-Tepui). Acta Bot. Venez. 2, (1967).

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