Philodendron nangaritense Croat ined./ms. is characterized by its very beautiful, ornamental, deep maroon petiole covered in white tubercles. It is a terrestial creeping to hemiepiphytic species. Petioles are dark green to deep burgundy, weakly glossy, densely warty throughout. Leaf blades are subcoriaceous, semiglossy, moderately bicolorous.
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 nangaritense Croat
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Native Range: Ecuador and Peru
Habitat: Pluvial forest. Premontane wet forest, and Premontane rainforest life zones. At 100-1400m
Height: to 4m
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151966; Tropicos ID : 2106218; IPNI plant ID : 997994-1; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870708; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135175; WCSPF ID : 151966; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:314461-2; IRMNG ID : 11427990; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000269023
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded