Philodendron colombianum R.E.Schult.
  • Bot. Mus. Leafl. 18: 121 (1958) 

Notes: Distribution: Colombia to N. Peru

General Description

Herb growing in humid places, up to 11/2 feet tall. LEAVES: Leaf ovate, apex gradually cuspidate-acuminate, base cordate, up to 20 cm long, 10 cm wide. Primary lateral veins ascending et ca. 30º angle, connecting towards the margin. Petiole thickened towards the apex, more or less 18 cm long, terete, covered with a sheath below. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle enclosed in fibrous bracts, more or less 9 cm long, 2 mm in diameter. Spathe apex subacute, white within but purplish outside, 5 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, tube swollen, strongly contracted at the throat, 3.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm in diameter. Spadix up to 6 cm long with a 5-6 mm long stipe. Female zone 2.5 cm long, ± 11 mm diam., male zone 2.4 cm long, 0.3 mm diam. Ovary 4 or 5 locular.


Colombia: Comisarías del Amazonas y Vaupés, Río Apaporis, Soratama (above mouth of Río Kananarí) and vicinity.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • 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 Schultes, R.E. Araceae. In: Plantae Austro-Americanae X. Bot. Mus. Leafl., Harv. Univ. 18, (1958).

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