Philodendron mamei

Philodendron mamei André is one of the favourite terrestrial Philodendron in the collections. Its stem is repent, petioles are usually obtusely and sharply to weakly flattened near apex, narrowly rounded to broadly convex abaxially winged on lateral margins, the wings usually prominently undulate, the surface semiglossy to matte, medium to dark olive-green, reddish near base, finely pale-streaked, densely short-lineate-striate or striate to faintly ribbed circumferentially throughout. Leaf blades are ovate-cordate, sometimes slightly inequilateral, thinly coriaceous to subcoriaceous, very bicolorous, matte to weakly glossy or semiglossy, pale yellow-green to dark green, sometimes faintly to heavily mottled with gray to gray-green blotches throughout between major veins above, moderately to much paler and weakly glossy to semiglossy below.

An easy and prolific grower if given adequate and uniform air humidity.

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 mamei

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  • Name: Philodendron mamei André
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  S. Ecuador
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: The species occurs in the understory of primary forest, sometimes occurring along stream banks in full shade and in cutover primary forest with persisting epiphytes
    Height: to 120cmm
    Spread: to 120cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151748; Tropicos ID : 2103276; IPNI plant ID : 87872-1; NCBI taxonomy ID : 403007; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870711; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135297; WCSPF ID : 151748; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:87872-1; IRMNG ID : 11345356; iNaturalist taxon ID : 426407; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268792

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded