Philodendron quercifolium (pedatum 'Glad hands')

Philodendron pedatum 'Glad hands' aka quercifolium is a form of Philodendron pedatum  Kunth with very deep lobes, and very narrow leaf blades. It is an hemiephiphytic appressed climber. Petioles are terete or subterete, obtusely 1-ribbed or flattened at apex, linear-striate, roughened, medium to dark green, tinged reddish, weakly glossy. Leaf  blades are  pedatisect, deeply lobed, subcoriaceous, semiglossy, moderately bicolorous, medium to dark green above, highly variable in size.

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 quercifolium (pedatum 'Glad hands')

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  • Name: Philodendron quercifolium aka Philodendron pedatum 'Glad hands'
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  S. Trop. America
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: in Ecuador in Premontane wet fores life zone. In other countries it is found in Tropical moist forest, Tropical wet forest, Premontane wet forest, and Premontane moist forest life zones.
    Height: to 4m
    Spread: 100-200cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers (Philodendron pedatum) : PlantList-ID : kew-151820; Tropicos ID : 2103303; IPNI plant ID : 87928-1; NCBI taxonomy ID : 400869; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870914; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135251; WCSPF ID : 151820; TAXREF ID : 447730; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:87928-1; IRMNG ID : 10770190; iNaturalist taxon ID : 84592; CAB ID : 242186; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268873

    Synonyms (Philodendron pedatum) : ≡ Caladium pedatum Hook. = Dracontium laciniatum Vell. = Philodendron amazonicum Engl. ≡ Philodendron duisbergii Epple = Philodendron duisbergii Epple ex G.S.Bunting = Philodendron laciniatum (Vell.) Engl. = Philodendron laciniatum subsp. weddellianum Engl. = Philodendron laciniatum var. laciniatum (Vell.) Engl. = Philodendron laciniatum var. palmatisectum Engl. = Philodendron laciniatum var. weddellianum Engl. = Philodendron laciniosum Schott = Philodendron pedatum var. weddelianum Engl. = Philodendron polypodioides A.M.E.Jonker & Jonker = Philodendron quercifolium Engl. = Philodendron weddellianum Engl.