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
Name: Abberant form of Philodendron rugosum Bogner & G.S.Bunting
Common name: 'Pig skin' Philodendron
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Scandent chamaephytes
Native Range: Ecuador (it is possible that the abberat form comes from Asia)
Habitat: is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests
Sun: Part shade
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 : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:193171-2; 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