Philodendron liesneri G.S.Bunting
  • Phytologia 60: 320 (1986) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela (Amazonas)

General Description

Appressed climbing hemiepiphyte; internodes short, to 7 cm long, 0.8-3.5 cm diam.; cataphyll green, moderately thin, sharply 2-ribbed, 16.5 cm long, persisting semi-intact at upper nodes, weathering to fibers below. LEAVES with petioles 20-24 cm long, thicker than broad, to ca. 1 cm thick, deeply and narrowly sulcate adaxially, rounded abaxially, the margins rounded adaxially; blades moderately coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 29-32 cm long, 11-14.5 cm wide, acuminate, obtuse to rounded or sub-cordate at base, dark green and semi-glossy above, much paler and matte beneath, drying green; midrib discolorous along its margin, narrowly sunken above, raised beneath, drying paler than the surface; primary lateral veins 6-8, narrowly sunken above, raised below, arising at 70-75° angle, (the lowermost often at a broader angle than those in the middle of the blade) weakly arcuate to the margin, drying paler than the surface; interprimary veins present; minor veins moderately distinct, fine and close. INFLORESCENCES paired; peduncle terete, 2 cm long; spathe (immature) to 9.5 cm long, wine colored outside on spathe tube, green on spathe blade; pistillate flower with 7-8-locular ovary. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.


Known only from the type, from Amazonas state in southern Venezuela, in the Rio Casiquiare and the Rio Orinoco drainages in the vicinity of San Carlos de Rio Negro.

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 Croat, T.Bernard & Lambert, N." The Araceae of Venezuela. Aroideana. 9 (1-4), (1986).

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