Philodendron patriciae

Philodendron patriciae Croat is one of the most stunning and magnificent species in the genus. It is an appressed-climbing epiphyte. Leaves are pendent on adult plants. Petiole is firm, terete, sulcate at base. Leaf blades are ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, subcordate or rounded at base,  cuspidate at apex, subcordate at base, thinly coriaceous, dark green and concolorous, matte above, glossy below, somewhat quilted in age.

For a long time, it has informally been called called Philodendron splendidum and finally has been named by Dr. Croat after his wife, Patricia.

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 patriciae

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  • Name: Philodendron patriciae Croat
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  Colombia
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: hemiepiphyte in shady understory into emergent canopy at 90  to 465 m
    Height: to 3m
    Spread: 100-200cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-464102; Tropicos ID : 2106794; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 6310060; IPNI plant ID : 77106085-;1 WCSPF ID : 464102; Plants of the World online ID :; iNaturalist taxon ID : 603262; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000918687

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded