Philodendron rugosum abberant form

Abberant form of Philodendron rugosum Bogner & G.S.Bunting is characterized by its very thick, leathery, leaves with contorted shape. The leaves on this form are slightly elongated with a very conspicously undulate margin, they are also smoother than the leaf blades of P. rugosum and more bicolorous. It is a scandent herb.  Petioles are terete, middle green. Leaf blades are coriaceous, ovate, base cordate, middle green.

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 rugosum abberant form

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  • Name: Abberant form of Philodendron rugosum Bogner & G.S.Bunting

    Common name: 'Pig skin' Philodendron          
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Ecuador (it is possible that the abberat form comes from Asia)
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat:  is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests
    Height: 100cm
    Spread: 3m
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-151911; Tropicos ID : 2105856; IPNI plant ID : 193171-2; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2870871; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135204; WCSPF ID : 151911; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 10604065; iNaturalist taxon ID : 436827; NCBI taxonomy ID : 2153140; Microsoft Academic ID : 2777353763; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000268964; Freebase ID : /m/02xc5k2

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded