Philodendron burle-marxii G.M.Barroso
  • Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 15: 93 (1957) 

Notes: Distribution: Colombia to Ecuador and N. Brazil

General Description

Appressed epiphytic vine on large trees. Stem: green becoming light brown in the mature parts, internodes 2.5-8 cm long. Prophyll 24 x 5 cm, narrowly lanceolate. LEAVES: Petiole 9-14 cm long, medium green, matte. Leaf blade 34-60 x 6-8 cm, narrowly oblong, apex acute, base auriculate to truncate, distinctly paler on lower surface with translucent margins, subcoriaceous, primary lateral veins 5-6 per side, not very distinct; posterior divisions absent. INFLORESCENCE: Inflorescence: peduncle 3.5-6 cm long. Spathe 12-13 cm long, green outside becoming white at the apex, inside cream. Spadix c. 11 cm long; male zone 7.5-8 cm long, chestnut-coloured in the postfloral inflorescence; male sterile zone c. 0.6 cm long; female zone 3 cm long, whitish green. Flowers: stamens 0.8-1.2 x 0.7-1 mm; intermediate staminodes 1-1.5 x 0.8-1.2 mm; gynoecium 1-1.5 x 0.8-1 mm; ovary 5-locular, one ovule per locule, placentation basal. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries not seen.


Epiphytic in Tropical Rain Forest.


West part of Amazonas state in Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.


Data deficient (DD). Further collections are needed to allow for a complete evaluation of this species.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Western South America Colombia
  • Ecuador


  • 1 Sakuragui, C.M., Mayo, S.J. & Zappi, D.C. (2005). Taxonomic revision of Brazilian species of Philodendron. Kew Bulletin 60: 465-513.
  • 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 Sakuragui, C.M., Mayo, S.Joseph & Zappi, D.C. Taxonomic revision of Brazilian species of Philodendron section Macrobelium Kew Bull. 60, (2005).

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Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 14 Dec 2011 . 17 Dec 2011.
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