Philodendron callosum

A very sought -after and unusual, Philodendron callosum K.Krause Petioles are robust, somewhat flattened on the upper surface, and rather deeply canaliculated. Leaf blades are rigid, thickly coriaceous, rather glossy above, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate. Lateral veins are all subequal, very numerous and very dense, distinctly prominent on both sides.


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 callosum

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  • Name: Philodendron callosum K.Krause
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  N. South America to N. Brazil
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: largely found as an epiphytic species growing on dead trees
    Height: 2m
    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151470; Tropicos ID : 2103450; IPNI plant ID : 192990-2; NCBI taxonomy ID : 267611; GBIF taxonKey : 2871096; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135455; TAXREF ID : 731581; WCSPF ID : 151470; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 10248842; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268495; Open Tree of Life ID : 499129

    Synonyms: none recorded