Philodendron lapoanum

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.

Philodendron lapoanum

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  • Name: Philodendron sp. nov. lapoanum Croat
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  Ecuador
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: not yet described/ published
    Height: not yet described/ published
    Spread: not yet described/ published
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: not yet described/ published

    Synonyms: not yet described/ published