Philodendron daniellii Croat & Oberle
  • Aroideana 27: 88 (2004) 

Notes: Distribution: Colombia (Antioquia)

General Description

Hemiepiphytic appressed-climber to 2-3 m high, sometimes terrestrial; internodes short, 1-2 cm long, 2-4 cm diam., drying medium orange-brown, matte; cataphylls sharply 2-low-ribbed (the ribs red), medium green, persisting semi-intact at upper nodes, soon with large fragments of yellow-brown epidermis with a paler network of fibers; petioles 51-67 cm long, 1.2-1.7 cm diam., subterete, with medial rib, drying dark brown, matte, weakly glossy, sometimes with bladdery portions; blades broadly ovate-sagittate to ovate-elliptic-sagittate, 34-43 cm long, 18.5-34.5 wide, 1.2-1.8 cm times longer than wide, broadest near the middle or in the lower 1/3, well above the point of petiole attachment, medium green and weakly glossy above, slightly paler and glossy below (sometimes maroon-tinged beneath), drying gray to yellow-brown and matte above, slightly paler, weakly glossy and grayish yellow-brown to yellowish brown beneath; anterior lobe 23.5-30 cm long, gradually long-acuminate, broadly rounded along the margins; posterior lobes 10-17.5 cm long, 7.5-13.5 cm wide, broadly to narrowly rounded at apex; sinus spathulate, 9.7-14.5 cm long, sometimes closed on fresh material; basal veins 6-8 per side, 1st and or 2nd free to the base, 3rd-4th fused to 2.7-4 cm; posterior ribs weakly curved, naked 1-3 cm along sinus; midribweakly raised and moderately paler above, narrowly raised and darker below, heavily tinged violet-purple, drying concolorous above, dark brown below; primary lateral veins 5-6 pairs, departing midrib at an acute angle, spreading at 60-70(90)°; upper surface weakly quilted-sunken and concolorous above, narrowly raised and slightly paler below, especially near midrib, drying bluntly acute and paler or darker than surface below; interprimary veins usually present; minor veins drying narrowly and prominently raised on both surfaces. INFLORESCENCES 1-2 per axil; peduncle 5-7.5 cm long, clearly demarcated from spathe, medium red, drying dark brown, matte; spathe 11.50-12.7 cm long, 2.5 cm diam., semiglossy, acuminate at apex; spathe tube dark violet-purple outside (color within unknown), flattening to 5.5 cm; spathe blade somewhat paler violet-purple outside, bright red within; spadix 11-11.7 cm long; pistillate portion 3.7 cm long; staminate portion 7.3 cm long; sterile staminate portion 2 cm long, 1 cm diam. on drying. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.


Philodendron danielii is known only from Colombia in Antioquia Department at 2,250-2,560 m elevation in areas of Lower montane moist forest (bh-MB).

Distribution Map

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


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Croat, T.Bernard & Oberle, B. New species of Araceae from Colombia. Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society 27, 89 (2004).

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