Philodendron billietiae

Beautifuly coloured, elongated leaves  of this plant can grow up to 85cm long! Philodendron billietiae Croat  is an appressed-climbing hemiepiphyte, sometimes on rocks; stems are about 1 m long, sometimes longer. Leaves are usually clustered near the end of the stem, with erect spreading petioles and pendent blades. Petioles are broadly spreading, broadly sulcate at base, obtusely flattened toward the apex, weakly angular near the apex, sheathed 4-8 cm at the base. Leaf blades are pendent, narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate-triangular to oblong-triangular, moderately coriaceous, dark green and semiglossy above, much paler and matte to weakly glossy below; the margins often weakly undulate, hyaline or reddish.

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 billietiae

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  • Name: Philodendron billietiae Croat                   
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Guianas, Brazil (Pará)
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: tropical ranforest
    Height: up to 2m
    Spread: up to 1,5m
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151442; Tropicos ID : 2106786; IPNI plant ID : 982462-1; NCBI taxonomy ID : 174204; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870818; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135475; TAXREF ID : 731579; WCSPF ID : 151442; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:982462-1; IRMNG ID : 10859427; iNaturalist taxon ID : 703437; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268464

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded