Philodendron holtonianum

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.

Philodendron holtonianum

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  • Name: Phiodendron holtonianum (ined)       
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: eastern Ecuador.
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat:  not described, epiphytic vine                                                 Height: to 4-5m

    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none recorded

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded