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.
Name: Philodendron schmidtiae Croat & C. E. Cerón
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Native Range: S Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Habitat: Tropical moist forest 300 msnm
Height: to 5m
Spread: up to 4m
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: Tropicos: 50239613; GBIF: 7359940
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded