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.
Name: Philodendron patriciae Croat
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: Colombia
Habitat: hemiepiphyte in shady understory into emergent canopy at 90 to 465 m
Height: to 3m
Sun: Part shade
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 : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77106085-1; iNaturalist taxon ID : 603262; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000918687
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded