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

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela (Amazonas)

General Description

Small herb. Stem 30 cm long, up to 1.3 cm in diameter, internodes naked, 0.8-1.3 cm long, leaves congested near the apex. Cataphyll 11.5 cm long, more or less caducous (although thin somewhat fibrous cataphyll remains cling to the stem). LEAVES: Petiole 23-29 cm long. Leaf blade papery ovate in outline, 20-23 cm long, 8-9.3 cm wide (4.3-5 cm above the petiole insertion), cordate at the base, posterior lobes separated by a 1.0-2.1 cm deep, triangular sinus. Primary lateral veins ca. 4 on each side, the upper ones emerging at an angle of ca. 30-40 º, the lower ones extending widely, secondary and tertiary veins all sub-parallel. INFLORESCENCE unknown.


Venezuela: Territorio Federal Amazonas.

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 Bunting, G.S."" New taxa of Venezuelan Araceae. Phytologia. 60 (5), (1986).

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