Philodendron peperomioides G.S.Bunting
  • Phytologia 64: 472 (1988) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela (Bolívar)

General Description

Scandent herb. Old stems with internodes 10.5-12.5 cm long, 0.5 cm diam.; terminal branches leafy and pendent, internodes 0.5-2 cm long, with yellowish, epidermal layer sloughing off. LEAVES apparently distichous. Petiole slender; wings slightly open, apically rounded, prominently ribbed, ca. 0.5 cm wide, ending at or slightly beyond the base of geniculum; geniculum to 0.5 cm long. Leaf blade ca. 3 times longer than petiole, semicoriaceous, in sicco somewhat pliable, narrowly obovate, to 15.5 cm long, 4.6 cm wide (3.4 times longer than wide), flat, base narrowly cuneate, apex gently acuminate with a I mm-long cusp, matte on both faces, midrib slightly elevated on both faces, lateral veins all subequal adaxially, abax-ially with 6 I. lateral veins arising at angle of 35-45°. INFLORESCENCE unknown.


Venezuela: Bolívar: Dtto. Piar. Known only from the type locality.

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 (II). Phytologia. 64 (6), (1988).

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