Philodendron camposportoanum G.M.Barroso
  • Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 14: 269 (1956) 

Notes: Distribution: S. Trop. America

General Description

Stem scandent, rooting at the nodes, internodes 20-25 cm long. LEAVES: Petiole terete, sheathed at the base for 1/3 the length, 25 cm long, 1.5 cm thick at base, attenuate towards the apex; Blade membranous, tripartite, middle segment elliptic, 22 cm long, 11 cm wide, cuspidate acuminate, primary lateral veins 2-3 on each side, erect-spreading; lateral segments 18 cm long, 7 cm wide, incurved, unequal-sided, outer side 4 cm wide, inner side 3 cm wide, apex attenuate, obtuse, separated by a rounded sinus; posterior ribs not denuded, primary lateral veins on the inner side 1-2, 4 ascending on the outer side. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 7 cm long, 1 cm thick: Spathe thick, slightly constricted oblong-ovate, cuspidate, externally green, internally pale yellow, basally purple. Spadix stipitate, female zone thick, female zone thick, cylindric, 3 cm long, 2 cm thick, green, male zone elongate-conoid, yellowish-white, sterile zone 1 cm long, fertile zone 6 cm long, 1 cm wide, attenuating towards the apex. Pistils oblong, 4 mm long, stigma discoid, 4-locular, ovules biseriate almost up to the apex of the locules, male flowers triandrous.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Brazil West-Central
  • Northern South America French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Suriname
  • Western South America Bolivia
  • Peru


  • 1 Gomes Gonçalves, E. & Nadruz Coelho, M.A. (2009). Araceae. Flora dos estados de Goiás e Tocantins 39: 1-109. Universidade Federal de Goiás.
  • 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 Barroso, G.M. Araceae- Uma espécie nova de Philodendron Schott. Arquiv. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro. 14, (1956).

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