Philodendron alatiundulatum

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.

Philodendron alatiundulatum

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  • Name: Philodendron alatiundulatum Croat               
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Carchi and Esmeraldas Provinces of Ecuador and in Valle del Cauca and NariñoProvinces of Colombia
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat:  at 400–1300 m inPremontane wet forest and Premontane moist forestlife zones.
    Height: unknown
    Spread: unknown
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    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 :;

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded