Philodendron dussii Engl.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 530 (1899) 

Notes: Distribution: Dominica, Martinique

General Description

Stem scandent, internodes 12-15 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick. LEAVES: Petiole semiterete, 40-50 cm long; Blade subcoriaceous, subtriangular in outline, broadly sagittate, 35-40 cm long, up to 30 cm wide in the lower part, posterior lobes semioblong, obtuse, diverging, separated by a deeply campaniform sinus; Anterior lobe subtriangular, rounded towards the apex, the apex itself abruptly acuminate, ca. 21/2 times longer than the posterior lobes; posterior rib long denuded in the sinus, 15-18 cm long, 3 primary lateral veins emerging from each side of the posterior rib, one interlobe vein, 2-3 veins emerging from the anterior rib which is ca. 25 cm long. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle elongate, 20-25 cm long. Spathe thick, fleshy, slightly constricted above the tube, tube 9-10 cm long, almost 5 cm wide, blade oblong, 7-8 cm long. Spadix thick, sessile, female zone cylindric, 5-6 cm long, 1.5 cm thick, male zone white, elongate-ovoid, 10-12 cm long. Pistil oblong, 4-6-locular, stigma orbicular.


West Indies: Martinique.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Caribbean Windward Is.


  • 1 Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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 Krause, K. Araceae-Philodendroideae-Philodendreae-Philodendrinae. Das Pflanzenreich. 60 (IV.23Db), (1913).

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