Philodendron deflexum

Philodendron deflexum Poepp. ex Schott previously known as Philodendron megalophyllum, grows to humongous sizes. It is a scandent epiphyte. Blades are thinly coriaceous, elongate-cordate sagittate. Posterior lobes broadly oblique, obtusely oblong, separated by a broad, deeply parabolic sinus. Anterior lobe almost 4 times longer than the posterior lobe, gradually narrowed, arcuate, slightly extrose ('linea') towards the apex.


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 deflexum

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  • Name: Philodendron deflexum Poepp. ex Schott
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  Peru
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: at 30 - 1900 m
    Height: to 5-7m
    Spread: 100-200cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151535; Tropicos ID : 2103202; IPNI plant ID : 87722-1; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870714; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135417; TAXREF ID : 731584; WCSPF ID : 151535; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 11162442; NCBI taxonomy ID : 2093180; iNaturalist taxon ID : 560357; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268566

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded