Philodendron alatiundulatum Croat. The name of this species comes from the Latin “alatus” meaning winged and “undulatum”meaning undulate, referring to its conspicuously winged petiole. Philodendron alatiundulatum Croat is an epiphyte or hemiepiphyte.
Leaves are spreading; petioles flattened adaxially, broadly rounded abaxially, with broad, undulate purplish wings. Leaves blades are broadlyovate-cordate, subcoriaceous, darkgreen and semiglossy above, paler and semiglossy below, generally drying reddish brown, sometimes green or brownish green.
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.
Name: Philodendron alatiundulatum Croat
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: Carchi and Esmeraldas Provinces of Ecuador and in Valle del Cauca and NariñoProvinces of Colombia
Habitat: at 400–1300 m inPremontane wet forest and Premontane moist forestlife zones.
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : tro-50249932; IPNI plant ID : 77157359-1; Tropicos ID : 50249932; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 7450787; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 52512160; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77157359-1;
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded