Philodendron lechlerianum Schott
  • Prodr. Syst. Aroid.: 250 (1860) 


Notes: Distribution: Peru to Bolivia

General Description

Stem terete, robust, internodes 3-8 cm long, 1.2-1.6 cm thick. LEAVES: Petiole semiterete, narrowly marginate, 12-15 cm long, 7 mm thick in the lower part, 4 mm thick in the upper part; Blade elongate-sagittate, gradually narrowing towards the apex, base cordate, 18-22 cm long, up to 12 cm wide; posterior lobes semiorbicular, separated buy a deep open sinus, 2.5-3 cm long, 5-6 cm wide; anterior lobe elongate-triangular acute, midrib thick, 3 basal primary lateral veins on each side, the lower two shortly joined together to form a posterior rib, 3-4 erect spreading costal veins. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 6-8 cm long, 3 cm thick. Spathe tube oblong, ca. 4 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, blade obtuse towards apex, apex itself shortly apiculate, 4-4.5 cm long. Spadix sessile, female zone, ca. 2 cm long, male zone cylindroid, obtuse, 4.5-5 cm long, almost 1 cm thick. Pistil elongate-turbinate, 1.5 mm long, 4-5-locular, ovules shortly biseriate, affixed by a short funicle.

Distribution

Peru to Bolivia.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Specimens
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Bolivia
  • Peru

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

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