Philodendron billietiae x atabapoense is a beautiful scandent hybrid producing elongated, lobed leaves on long petioles. It is a hybrid of Philodendron billietiae Croat and Philodendron atabapoense G.S.Bunting. Leaf blades are chartaceous, up to 60 cm long and 30 cm wide, outline triangular-ovate, very dark in colour on top and maroon on the undersides.
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 x atabapoense
Name: Philodendron billietiae x atabapoense
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Scandent chamaephytes
Native Range: hybrid
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: none (hybrid)
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded