Philodendron dunstervilleorum G.S.Bunting
  • Acta Bot. Venez. 10: 294 (1975) 

Notes: Distribution: S. Venezuela to N. Brazil

General Description

Terrestrial herb ca. 1 m high. Stem prostrate, rooting at the nodes, more or less elongate but internodes strongly abbreviated, up to 3 cm in diameter, leafy near apex. Cataphylls ca. 13 cm long, soon drying but persistent. LEAVES: Petiole sub equal to the blade or one and a half times as long, up to 52-66 cm long and 1 cm thick, subterete, canaliculate ventrally, sheathed in the lower part for 12 cm; geniculum up to 6 cm long, purple. Leaf blade coriaceous, rigid, in adult plants elliptic-ovate or ovate, obtuse at base, apex obtuse with an acumen up to 2 cm long (in juvenile plants, often acute at base and apex), 1.9-2.2 times longer than broad, up to 40-70 cm long and 21-31 cm wide, somewhat flat, yellowish- (inner 0.5 mm) and pink-margined (outer 0.5 mm); Adaxially glossy and deep green, midrib convex, flat and 1 cm wide at base, primary lateral veins 7-10 on each side, emerging at an angle of 55º-70º, minor veins all subequal and parallel to the primary veins; Abaxially matte, pale green, midrib thick, convex, yellowish, and sparsely pink spotted, primary lateral veins raised, pale green. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle pale green, rusty-red spotted, up to 18 cm long. Spathe 15 cm long, stained as in the peduncle, tube 9 cm long, and 2.4 cm thick (when dry). Spadix subequal to the spathe, ca. 1 cm thick. Pistillate flowers somewhat attenuating in the upper part of the style, ovary 2-locular, ovules positioned at the top, 9-11 in each locule.


Venezuela: Edo. Bolívar.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Northern South America Venezuela


  • 1 Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Bunting, G.S. Nuevas especies para la revision de las Araceas venezolanas. . Acta Bot. Venezuel. 10 (1-4), (1975).
  • 4 GBIF (2008- continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

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