Philodendron lynamii

Philodendron lynamii Croat known best for the pink to red colour of its juvenile emerging leaves. It is a wonderful terrestial Philodendron with terete petioles, reddish geniculum with short green raised lineations. Leaf blades are subcoriaceous, semiglossy, dark green above, much paler below with distinct major veins.

 

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 lynamii

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  • Name:Philodendron lynamii Croat
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Peru
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: primary forest on steep slopes at 500-600 m
    Height: to 4m
    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : tro-100000486; Tropicos ID : 100000486; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 8102820;

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded