Philodendron acutifolium

A wonderful, unusual Philodendron with beautifully ribbed foliage, Philodendron acutifolium K.Krause, is a scandent aroid. Its leaf blades grow very large, are slightly coriaceous, rather glossy, elongate-oblanceolate. Primary lateral veins are verydistinctly prominent below. Midrib almost 5 mm wide at the base, strongly attenuating upwards, sunken above, distinctly prominent below. Secondary and tertiary veins numerous, more slender than primary veins, and parallel with them.


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 acutifolium

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  • Name: Philodendron acutifolium K.Krause
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: SE. Colombia to Peru
    Zone: 11-12
    Habitat:  Tropical moist forest life zones
    Height: 2-4m
    Spread: 100-120cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151383 Tropicos ID : 2103494 IPNI plant ID : 192956-2 GBIF ID : 2871125 Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135512 WCSPF ID : 151383 Plants of the World online ID : IRMNG ID : 10463014 NCBI taxonomy ID : 2153059 eBiodiversity ID : 321497 ID : 280703 World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268399

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded