Philodendron latifolium K.Koch
  • Index Seminum (B) 1855(App.): 3 (1855) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela

General Description

LEAVES: Petiole slender, 16-20 cm long, 4 mm thick; Blade herbaceous, ovate-cordate or oblong-ovate-cordate, 12-16 cm long, 7-10 cm wide; posterior lobes semi-ovate, ca. 3 cm long, 5 cm wide, separated by an open sub-triangular sinus; anterior lobe slightly narrowed towards the apex, with a rather long cuspidate apex, 3-4 times longer than the posterior lobes; primary lateral veins slender, 1-3 borne near the base, barely joined into posterior ribs, and 3-4 costal veins spreading from the rather thick midrib at an obtuse angle, fading before the margin, the lower part barely distinct, thereafter deliquescent. INFLORESCENCE: Spathe externally pale green; internally, the lower part purple, the upper part whitish, ca. 18 cm long, convolute, 2 cm in diameter, barely constricted. Spadix subsessile, cylindric, obtuse, eventually up to 20 cm long; female zone 7-8 cm long, 1.5 cm thick, male zone 10-12 cm long, 1.5 cm thick. Pistil short, barely 2 mm long, subtruncate, with a somewhat larger, orbicular stigma, 12 locular, ca. 3 ovules borne at the base of the locule. Male flowers usually tetrandrous.


Venezuela: Caracas.

Distribution Map

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


  • 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 Krause, K. Araceae-Philodendroideae-Philodendreae-Philodendrinae. Das Pflanzenreich. 60 (IV.23Db), (1913).

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CATE Araceae
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