Philodendron multinervum G.S.Bunting
  • Phytologia 60: 322 (1986) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela (Amazonas)

General Description

Scandent herb. Stem… LEAVES: Petiole 39 cm long, sheathed part 6 cm long. Leaf blade papery (membranaceous when dry), outline more or less triangular, moderately unequal-sided, near halfway the margin on one side narrower, convex, the other side concave; 37.5 cm long, 17.5 cm wide (opposite petiole insertion), more or less sagittate-cordate at base; posterior lobes rounded, separated by a 5.5 cm long, broadly parabolic sinus; one lobe 7 cm long, 2.5 cm longer than the other; adaxially dark green, midrib 0.8 cm wide near the base (when dry); primary lateral costal veins ca. 12 or more on each side, at an angle of 70-80º, usually 3 strong veins in the posterior lobes, joined together into short posterior ribs, naked for 1.5-2 cm in the sinus. INFLORESCENCE solitary. Peduncle 7 cm long. Spathe 10.3 cm long, externally pale green, tube 5.5 cm long, internally from brown to red, blade whitish. Spadix equal to the spathe; the axis naked at the front for 0.5 cm; female zone 8 cm long; sterile male zone 0.7 cm long; fertile male zone 4.2 cm long (when dry). Pistillate flowers: ovaries 5-7-locular, locules 2-ovulate. Staminate flowers usually 3-2-androus.


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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