Philodendron dioscoreoides Gleason
  • Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 56: 12 (1929) 

Notes: Distribution: Guianas

General Description

Stems slender, climbing, the comparatively straight internodes 5-7 cm. long; cataphylls at the nodes apparently none; LEAVES: petioles 3-6 cm. long, nearly equaling the blade, conspicuously winged on the basal half or nearly to the summit; leaf-blades narrowly cordate-ovate, 6-9 cm. long, 4-6 cm. wide, acuminate into a slender cusp 2-3 mm. wide and about 1 cm. long, often falcate, the basal lobes rounded, separated by a broad shallow sinus; principal lateral veins poorly developed, about 6 on each side.



Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Northern South America Guyana
  • Suriname


  • 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 Gleason, H.Allan Studies on the Flora of Northern South America-XI. New or Noteworthy Monocotyledons from British Guiana. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 56, (1929).
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 Information From

CATE Araceae
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.
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