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.
Name: Philodendron deflexum Poepp. ex Schott
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: Peru
Habitat: at 30 - 1900 m
Height: to 5-7m
Sun: Part shade
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 : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:87722-1; IRMNG ID : 11162442; NCBI taxonomy ID : 2093180; iNaturalist taxon ID : 560357; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268566
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded