Philodendron fraternum Schott
  • Bonplandia (Hannover) 7: 29 (1859) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela

General Description

Stem in the upper part almost 8 mm thick. LEAVES: Petiole slender, 30-35 cm long, base with a rather broad, short sheath; blade thinly coriaceous, cordate-oblong or cordate-ovate-oblong, apex acuminate for 1.4-1.8 cm, 20-26 cm long, almost 15 cm wide, posterior lobes semiovate separated by a deep, subtriangular sinus, 4 times shorter than the anterior lobe, 3-4 basal lateral veins shortly joined into a posterior rib, 4-5 from the midrib, usually spreading at an obtuse angle from the midrib, remote, ascending strongly arcuately towards the margin. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncles 2-3, ca. 3 cm long. Spathe narrow, 6-7 cm long purplish; tube oblong, blade subequally as long as tube, narrowly oblong, apex shortly apiculate. Spadix oblique sessile, narrowly cylindroid, obtuse, almost 7 cm long, 7-8 mm thick, female zone 4 cm long, male zone equally long or somewhat shorter, equally thick. Pistil oblong, 5-locular, ca. 1 mm long, stigma small, orbicular barely raised. Male flowers usually triandrous.



Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America 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 Krause, K. Araceae-Philodendroideae-Philodendreae-Philodendrinae. Das Pflanzenreich. 60 (IV.23Db), (1913).

 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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