Philodendron obliquifolium Engl.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 37: 125 (1905) 

Notes: Distribution: Brazil (São Paulo)

General Description

Stem scandent. LEAVES: Petiole slender, 12-18 cm long, with a broad persistent sheath almost up to the base of the blade, apex extended, long-auriculate and somewhat overtopping the base of the blade. Blade thinly coriaceous, oblong-ovate, apex acuminate, base obtuse, somewhat oblique, one side ca. 1/5 wider than the other, 16-20 cm long, up to 10 cm wide, primary veins 14-18, spreading from the midrib at an obtuse angle, barely more distinct than secondary or tertiary veins. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle terete, 4-5 cm long. Spathe oblong, apex long and thinly cuspidate-acuminate, 10-12 cm long, convolute up to 2 cm wide. Spadix narrowly cylindric, obtuse, 6-7.5 cm long; female zone somewhat shorter and thicker than the male zone. Pistils prismatic somewhat narrowing upwards.


Brazil (São Paulo).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil Southeast


  • 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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