Philodendron rugosum

Philodendron rugosum Bogner & G.S.Bunting is characterized by its very thick, leathery textured leaves. It is a scandent herb.  Petioles are terete, middle green. Leaf blades are coriaceous, ovate, base cordate, middle green. Upper leaf surface is conspicuously rugose, lower surface smooth, with a prominent hyaline margin. 

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

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  • Name: Philodendron rugosum Bogner & G.S.Bunting

    Common name: 'Pig skin' Philodendron          
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Ecuador
    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 : 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