Philodendron misahualliense Croat & Cerón
  • Willdenowia 40: 341 (2010) 


Notes: Distribution: Ecuador

General Description

Epiphytic; stems to 0.3 m; internodes 4 – 7.4 cm long, 1.3 – 1.6 cm diam., matte, drying light brown; cataphylls deciduous, 18.5 – 40 cm long. Leaves with petiole 27 – 28.5 cm long, matte, quadrangular, drying deep brown; blade narrowly ovate-triangular, 29 – 42 × 15.5 – 26.5 cm (averaging 31.4 × 19.4 cm), c. 1.8 × as long as wide, averaging 1.3 × longer than the petiole, gradually acuminate at apex, broadly cordate at base, drying grey-brown and glossy above, light brown and semiglossy below, moderately bicolorous; midrib concolorous, slightly sunken above, broadly convex below; primary lateral veins 5 – 7 per side, departing midrib at a 45° angle, flat and concolorous above, broadly convex and lighter below; basal veins concolorous, coalesced, weakly raised above and flat below. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 10.5 – 25 cm long, matte, drying deep brown; spathe 10.2 – 12.6 × 0.8 – 1.5 cm (averaging 11.6 × 1.3 cm), matte, drying deep reddish brown; spadix 12 – 13.8 × 0.6 – 1 cm drying reddish brown; pistillate portion 4.8 cm long, 8 – 9 mm in diam.; staminate portion 6 cm long, 9 mm diam.; pistils 1.4 – 1.5 mm long, 0.8 – 0.9 mm diam., style about as broad as the pistils, stigma 0.5 mm diam., button-shaped; locules 6 – 7, ovules basal, 1 – 3 per locule.

Diagnostic Description

Internodia 4 – 7.4 cm longa, 1.3 – 1.6 cm diam.; cataphylla decidua, 18.5 – 40 cm longa; folia petiolo 27 – 28.5 cm longo, lamina anguste ovato-triangularis, 29 – 42 cm longa, nervis primariis lateralibus 5 – 7 utroque; pedunculus 10.5 – 25 cm longus; spatha 10.2 – 12.6 cm longa; spadix 12 – 13.8 cm longus.

Ecology

Philodendron misahualliense is known only from the type locality in Ecuador (Napo) at elevations of 400 m in a Tropical wet forest life zone.

Distribution Map

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

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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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