Philodendron brandtianum

A silver-leaf Philodendron brandtianum K.Krause is a scandent, herbaceous vine. Petioles slightly slender, semiterete on the upper side. Leaf blades are slightly coriaceous, outline ovate-oblong, broadly sagittate at the base, anterior lobe ovate, apex shortly acuminate, ca. 30 cm long and almost equally as wide, posterior lobes subovate, rounded.

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 brandtianum

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  • Name: Philodendron brandtianum K.Krause
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent vine
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  S. Colombia, N. Brazil, Bolivia
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: tropical rainforest, lower elevations, at 200 - 600 m
    Height: 75cm
    Spread: 50cm
    Sun: Semi-shade
    Water: Low
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151451; Tropicos ID : 2103446; IPNI plant ID : 192982-2; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870671; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135467; WCSPF ID : 151451; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:192982-2; IRMNG ID : 10248592; iNaturalist taxon ID : 553360; NCBI taxonomy ID : 2153070; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268474

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded