Philodendron kautskyi G.S.Bunting
  • Phytologia 61: 441 (1987) 


Notes: Distribution: Brazil (Espírito Santo)

General Description

Hemi-epiphytic vine. Stem internodes ca. 2 cm long. Prophyll not seen. LEAVES: Petiole 18-28 cm long. Leaf blade 25-30 x 19-24 cm, broadly ovate, mucronate apex, base cordate, chartaceous; anterior division 18.5-22 x 19-24 cm, primary lateral veins 3-4 per side; posterior division 5-7.5 x 9-9.5 cm, acroscopic veins 2-3 per side; basal veins 2-5 per side, none free to base; posterior rib not naked. INFLORESCENCE: 1 per floral sympodium, peduncle 3-4 cm long. Spathe 11-12 cm long, colour not seen. Spadix 11-12.5 cm long; male zone 6 cm long; male sterile zone ca. 0.6 cm long; female zone ca. 3.5 cm long, Flowers: gynoecium 1.8-2 x 1-1.3 mm, ovoid, ovary with 8-9 locules, ovules 4-5 per locule, placentation sub-basal. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries not seen.

Habitat

Tropical Forest.

Distribution

Brazil: Espírito Santo, Mun. Domingos Martins. Apart from the type, recollected only once, in 1971, by R. Burle Marx in Espírito Santo state.

Conservation

Data deficient (DD); further collections are needed for more complete evaluation of this species.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil Southeast

  Bibliography

  • 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 Sakuragui, C.M., Mayo, S.Joseph & Zappi, D.C. Taxonomic revision of Brazilian species of Philodendron section Macrobelium Kew Bull. 60, (2005).

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