Philodendron schmidtiae

Philodendron schmidtiae Croat & C. E. Cerón grows as an appressed hemiepiphyte or terrestrial on steep slopes. Petioles  are D-shaped to convex with lateral margins somewhat raised or obtusely to sharply flattened adaxially. Leaf blades are broadest at petiole attachment, thin to coriaceous, dark green and glossy above, moderately paler and semiglossy below.

 

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 schmidtiae

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  • Name: Philodendron schmidtiae Croat & C. E. Cerón
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: S Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: Tropical moist forest 300 msnm
    Height: to 5m
    Spread: up to 4m
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: Tropicos: 50239613; GBIF: 7359940

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded