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.

Distribution

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

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Specimens
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

  Bibliography

  • 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).

 Information From

CATE Araceae
http://araceae.e-monocot.org
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.
  • A All Rights Reserved
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
http://data.gbif.org
  • B All Rights Reserved
eMonocot
http://e-monocot.org
eMonocot. (2010, 1st November). Retrieved Wednesday, 8th February, 2012, from http://e-monocot.org.
  • C Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
  • D See http://kew.org/about-kew/website-information/legal-notices/index.htm You may use data on these Terms and Conditions and on further condition that: The data is not used for commercial purposes; You may copy and retain data solely for scholarly, educational or research purposes; You may not publish our data, except for small extracts provided for illustrative purposes and duly acknowledged; You acknowledge the source of the data by the words "With the permission of the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew" in a position which is reasonably prominent in view of your use of the data; Any other use of data or any other content from this website may only be made with our prior written agreement.