Philodendron ventricosum Madison
  • Selbyana 2: 24 (1977) 

Notes: Distribution: Ecuador

General Description

Scandent epiphytic plant. Stem terete, rope-like, ca. 1 cm thick. Cataphyll 8-12 cm long, dissolving into a white fibrous reticulum. LEAVES: Petiole smooth 50-60 cm long, with a 2-3 cm long sheath. Blade thinly subcoriaceous, triangulate, apex acuminate, 40-50 cm long, 10 cm wide, ribs not at all denuded. Primary lateral veins 8-10, somewhat stronger than secondary veins. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 5-6 cm long. Spathe white-green, 8-11 cm long, constricted at halfway, entirely persistent. Female zone of spadix white, ovoid, 3.5-4 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick at halfway, flowers 5 mm long, 1 mm thick, tetra-locular, with many ovules; male zone claviform, pale pink, 5-6 cm long, ca. 1 cm thick. INFRUCTESCENCE: Spathe persistent, swollen in the lower portion.


Western Ecuador: Los Ríos.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Ecuador


  • 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 Madison, M.T. New aroids from western Ecuador. Selbyana. 2 (1), (1977).

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