Philodendron deflexum Poepp. ex Schott
  • Syn. Aroid.: 101 (1856) 

Notes: Distribution: Peru

General Description

LEAVES: Petioles...; Blade thinly coriaceous, elongate-cordate sagittate, 35-45 cm long, 23 cm wide in the lower part; Posterior lobes broadly oblique, obtusely oblong, 15 cm long 10 cm wide, separated by a broad, deeply parabolic sinus; Anterior lobe almost 4 times longer than the posterior lobe, gradually narrowed, arcuate, slightly extrose ('linea') towards the apex. Primary lateral veins borne from the base joined by straight posterior ribs, naked for 4-5 cm in the sinus, primary lateral veins spreading at an obtuse angle from the midrib, ascending towards the margin, 10-12 on each side, midrib thick at the base, attenuating upwards, secondary veins oblique between primary veins.



Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America 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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