Philodendron chinchamayense Engl.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 37: 125 (1905) 

Notes: Distribution: Peru to Bolivia

General Description

Stem terete, slender, scandent, covered with a glossy epidermis. Internodes 2.5-5 cm long. LEAVES: Petiole slender, 5-8.5 cm long, with a dense, persistent sheath ending below the base of the blade; Blade rigid, thinly coriaceous, elongate-oblong, apex long-acuminate, mucronulate, base obtuse, strongly unequal, one side equal to 1/2-? the width of the other, 12-20 cm long, 35-55 cm wide, primary veins 16-18, spreading almost horizontally, somewhat thicker than the secondary and tertiary vein. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 25-30 cm long. Spathe green, 8-9 cm long, convolute, contracted above halfway, apex slightly cuspidate. Spadix yellowish, shortly stipitate, cylindric, obtuse, 6.5-7 cm long. Female zone almost twice as short as male zone. Pistils somewhat narrow upwards, 4-locular, ovules frequently arranged in 2 series.


Peru, Dep. Junin, Tarma Province, near La Merced in Chanchamoyo-Tal.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Bolivia
  • 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 Krause, K. Araceae-Philodendroideae-Philodendreae-Philodendrinae. Das Pflanzenreich. 60 (IV.23Db), (1913).

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