Philodendron roseocataphyllum Croat & M. M. Mora is a wonderful, hemiepiphytic aroid with very attractive, matte, ribbed foliage.
Petioles are terete to D shaped with obtuse or flaring margins, with anobtuse medial rib toward the apex,s ometimes becoming 3-ribbed at the apex, densely fine, pale striate. Leaf blades are subcoriaceous, ovate to broadly ovate, acuminate at apex, prominently lobed at base, darkgreen and matte-subvelvety above,moderately paler and weakly glossy to semi-glossy below. Primary lateral veins are weakly or narrowly sunken to prominently sunken above, convex to narrowly raised below; minor veins fine, more or less distinct to moderately obscure.
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 roseocataphyllum Croat & M. M. Mora
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: primarily found in Colombia and Ecuador but has also been collectedin Braziland Costa Rica
Habitat: from sea level to 1300 m elevation, in multiple life zones. At Cabo Corrientes it is occasional to common in the forest, usually occurring to 3 m high on trees.
Height: to 4-5m
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-257756; Tropicos ID : 50237760; IPNI plant ID : 60436415-2; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870817; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 245881; WCSPF ID : 257756; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:60436415-2; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000490686
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded