Philodendron clarkei Croat
  • Aroideana 27: 47 (2004) 


Notes: Distribution: Ecuador (Esmeraldas)

General Description

Hemiepiphyte; internodes to 4-12 cm long, 1—2.7 cm diam., gray to brown, densely transversely fissured; cataphylls 15-19 cm long, medium green, sharply 2-ribbed (rarely 1-ribbed), pale green-red, deciduous; LEAVES: petioles terete, 11-34 cm long, 3-7 mm wide at point of attachment, 5-11 mm wide at base, slightly thicker than broad, D-shaped, obtusely sulcate medially, with one side obtuse, the other more or less acute, dark green, weakly glossy, obtusely flattened adaxially, short-lineate; blades oblong-oblanceolate, 27— 53 cm long, 12-22 cm wide, widest at 2/5 to % of length, subcoriaceous, dark green and semi-glossy above, moderately paler and almost matte below, acuminate at apex, inequilateral and acute to obtuse or rounded at base, sometimes somewhat cordulate, rarely subcordate; midrib flat (broadly convex) and slightly paler above, narrowly rounded and darker below, sometimes purplish; primary lateral veins (7)8-13 pairs, departing the midrib at a 50-60°, each vein 2.5-6 cm from the next, obtusely sunken, concolorous above, convex, slightly pleated and darker below; minor veins moderately obscure; INFLORESCENCES 6-7 per axil; peduncle 3—4(7.5) cm long, pale medium green, densely striate; spathe 7.5-11(13) cm long, greenish-white to creamy white, red-tinged near base on outer surface, whitish throughout within; spadix 7.5-9.5 cm long; pistil pale green, 1.8-4.5 cm long.

Diagnostic Description

It is characterized by its deciduous, usually 2-ribbed cataphylls, D-shaped to V-shaped petioles, more or less oblong blackish-drying blades with widely spaced primary lateral veins and its clusters of whitish spathes.

Habitat

Premontane wet forest (P-wf).

Distribution

Endemic to Ecuador and known only from the western slopes of the Andes in Carchi, Esmeraldas and Pichincha Provinces.

Distribution Map

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

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 14 Dec 2011 . 17 Dec 2011.
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