Philodendron 69686

Philodendron 69686 is known to be variable and takes on multiple leaf forms. It's origin has never been confirmed so little can be scientifically said about this plant. It came from the plant collection of famous Brazilian artist and plant collector Roberto Burle-Marx and it is said it may even be a natural hybrid. It is a herbaceous vine, leaf lamina are very conspicuosly lobed, glabrous and shiny. Its name '69686' is an accession number of Missouri Botanical Garden.


From the Modern Latin genus name Philodendron (Schott, 1830), from Greek philodendron, neuter of philodendros "loving trees," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + dendron "tree" (from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast," also forming words for "wood, tree"). The plant so called because it clings to trees.

Philodendron 69686

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  • Name: Philodendron 69686                      
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent vine
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: French Guiana
    Zone: 13
    Habitat:  unknown
    Height: unknown
    Spread: unknown
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none found

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded