Thaumatophyllum tweedieanum

Thaumatophyllum tweedieanum Sakur a very rarely offered and encountered, stunning species with gorgeous textured foliage in very unusual blueish shade.

Stem is erect, decumbent, or rhizo-matous, subterranean and appearing acaulous at soil surface, usually forming extensive stands; adventitious roots present. Petioles are usually distinctly longer than blade,  above flattened to broadly sulcate with rounded margins. Leaf blades are normally broadly sagittate, somewhat glaucous, margins normally weakly repand, rarely subentire or sinuately lobed.

Genus name comes from Ancient Greek “θαυματ-” (“thaumato-”, wonder, miracle) + “φύλλον” (“phyllum”, leaf); wonderful leaf, referring to the beautiful and peculiar leaves of the type species.

Thaumatophyllum tweedieanum

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  • Name: Thaumatophyllum tweedieanum Sakur
    Type: Herbaceous perennial
    Form: Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Brazil
    Zone: 13
    Habitat: In open riverine marshes on sandy soil, forming dense stands up to 50 m across. Crisci states that in drier soils the stems become subterranean, as described by Chodat & Vischer (1920) for P. dubium, while in wetter conditions the stems are aerial.
    Height: 150 to 180cm
    Spread: 100 to 150cm
    Sun: Part shade to full shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Part Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-152010; Tropicos ID : 2103364; IPNI plant ID : 88049-1; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1471197; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2871363; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1135141; WCSPF ID : 152010; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 10895549; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000269074

    Synonyms:  = Philodendron dubium Chodat & Vischer = Philodendron petraeum Chodat & Vischer = Philodendron petraeum var. triangulare Chodat & Vischer = Philodendron petraeum var. valenzuelae Chodat & Vischer = Philodendron tweedianum Schott = Thaumatophyllum petraeum (Chodat & Vischer) Sakur., Calazans & Mayo