Very difficult for most growers to grow over the long-term, Philodendron lynnhannoniae Croat is terrestrial or hemiepiphytic. Petioles are terete.medium to dark green, moderately glossy, weakly and obscurely sulcate. Leaf blades are subcoriaceous or thinly coriaceous, conspicuously bullate, ovate and deeply lobed at the base, medium to dark green and weakly glossy, above, moderately paler and matte below, all veins deeply sunken above. v
It requires deep shade (2500-4000 lm), uniformly high humidity and intermediate to slightly cool temperatures to thrive. It can be set up either as a creeper in a wide container or trained on a short totem.
The species is named for the late Lynn Peters Hannon, an artist and a sculptor, and Araceae collector.
Philodendron lynnhannoniae can be confused most easily with P. furcatum Croat & D. C. Bay, but that species has blades that are more triangular in shape and widest nearthe base, with a lower surface much paler than the upper surface and major veins much darker than the blade below, its primary lateral veins are more widely spaced and are more conspicuously branched.
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 lynnhannoniae Croat
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: Colombia and Ecuador
Habitat: found inColombia (Chocó and Nariño) and Ecuador(Carchi, Esmeraldas and Pichincha), at 380–1,800 m in Premontane wet forest andPremontane rain forest life zones .
Height: to 120cmm
Sun: Part shade
Maintenance: very high
Taxon identifiers: none yet available
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded