Philodendron renauxii Reitz
  • Sellowia 8: 41 (1957) 

Notes: Distribution: Brazil (Santa Catarina)

General Description

Stem creeping, terete, robust, 3-5 cm thick, internodes 1-2 cm long. LEAVES: Petiole sulcate above, 30-40 cm long, blade sub-equally long, with a 3-4 cm long basal sheath. Blade sub-coriaceous, beautifully hyaline-margined, broadly elliptic or elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rounded or obtuse towards the apex, apex itself cuspidulate, base in general cordate-emarginate, 30-40 cm long, 10-15 cm rarely up to 20 cm wide, midrib rather flat on the upper side, highly prominent-rounded below, veins very numerous, very dense, almost all sub-equal, patent, not always parallel, ascending, curving near the margin where they join together. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 15-20 cm long, more slender than the petiole. Spathe boat-shaped, oblong, apex acute, smaller than the peduncle, 14-18 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, apex shortly apiculate, internally white. Spadix: Female zone cylindroid, adnate to the spathe a little above halfway, shortly stipitate at the base, 5 cm long; male zone cylindric, up to 2 times longer than the female zone, 9 cm long. Pistils shortly ovoid, 8-11, locules many-ovulate, ovules affixed by long funicles to the base of the locules, barbelate at the base.


Brazil (Santa Catarina: Município de Palhoça (Pilões)).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil South


  • 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 Reitz, P.R."" Araceas catarinenses. Sellowia. 8, (1957).

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