Philodendron sp. nov. lapoanum Croat is a non-yet published new species from Ecuador. Leaf blades are deep mid- to dark-green, long, oblong-hastate, tri-lobed, sub-coracieous and glossy.
When juvenile anterior and posterior lobes are of similar size. When mature, the anterior lobe is around 10x longer than posterior lobes. It is a scandent Philodendron and will climb given suitable support.
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 sp. nov. lapoanum Croat
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Scandent chamaephytes
Native Range: Ecuador
Habitat: not yet described/ published
Height: not yet described/ published
Spread: not yet described/ published
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: not yet described/ published
Synonyms: not yet described/ published