Philodendron holtonianum is an undescribed species, previously thought to be a variation of a Philodendron tripartitum (Jacq.) Schott. It is an epiphytic vine. Leaf blades are very thinly coriaceous. Juvenile leaves emerge as a single long slender blade. With maturity they begin to develop the lobes of a tri-bladed specimen. The lobes progressively become larger as the plant matures.
The name 'holtonianum' is being used temporarily until a scientific determination is finalized.
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: Phiodendron holtonianum (ined)
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: eastern Ecuador.
Habitat: not described, epiphytic vine Height: to 4-5m
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: none recorded
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded