Philodendron yavitense G.S.Bunting
  • Phytologia 60: 335 (1986) 

Notes: Distribution: Venezuela (Amazonas)

General Description

Scandent herb. Stem to 1.4 cm in diameter, internodes naked 0.7-0.9 cm long (to 10.5 cm long in the lower part). Cataphyll 12.7 cm long, from green to white, hyaline towards the margins, caducous. LEAVES: Petiole rigid, rounded abaxially, broadly canaliculate adaxially, pale green, 11-12 cm long. Leaf blade upright on the petiole, coriaceous nevertheless more or less brittle, narrowly obovate-spathulate, undulate, 38-40 cm long, 9.3-9.7 cm wide (at the point 25-27 cm above the petiole), obtuse at the base, acute or almost acute at the apex, apex itself acuminate (2-3 cm). Adaxially deep green, glaucescent; midrib somewhat concave, 0.9 cm near the base, flat or somewhat convex upwards; primary lateral veins 7-8 on both sides, departing at an angle of ca. 65-70º, all minor veins apparently subequal on both surfaces. INFLORESCENCE unknown.


Venezuela (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).
  • 4 Gardens, K.""Royal Bot World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. (2008).

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