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This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Espírito Santo).

[CATE]

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

Habitat
Hemi-epiphytic or epilithic in tropical forest.
Distribution
Southeastern Brazil, Minas Gerais state.
General Description
Hemi-epiphytic or sometimes epilithic vine. Stem pale greyish-chestnut coloured, internodes 2 – 2.8 cm long. Prophyll 26 x 12 cm, triangular-lanceolate, green. LEAVES: Petiole 39-70 cm long, green with pale green grooves. Leaf blade 30-56 x 19-25 cm, ovate-triangular, apex acute, base sagittate, sinus ± parabolic to V-shaped, chartaceous to subcoriaceous; anterior division 27-48 x 19-25 cm, 5-6 primary lateral veins, interprimary veins distinct; posterior divisions 11.5-13 x 10-11 cm, acroscopic veins 4 per side, basiscopic veins 4 per side; basal veins 6-8 per side, none or rarely 1 free to base; posterior rib naked for 4-5.5 cm. INFLORESCENCE: 1-2 per floral sympodium, peduncle 3-12 cm long. Spathe 12-15 x 4-5 cm long, boat-shaped, moderately constricted, green outside, cream inside. Spadix 9-11 cm long, male zone 6-7 cm long; male sterile zone 1-1.5 cm long; female zone 4.5-5.5 cm long. Flowers: stamens 0,8-1,5 x 1-1,3 mm, intermediate staminodes 1.5-2 x 1.3-1.8 mm, gynoecium 0.9-1.8 x 0.7-1.5 mm, ovoid, ovary 8-9-locular, ovules 5-6 per locule, placentation sub-basal. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries not seen.
Conservation
Data deficient (DD). Further collections are needed to allow complete evaluation of this species.
Phenology
Found in flower in November and with old inflorescences in January.

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Philodendron vargealtense Sakur. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Novon 11: 104 (2001)

Accepted by

  • Nadruz Coelho, M.A. (2010). A família Araceae na reserva natural Vale, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brasil Boletim do Museu de Biologia Mello Leitão, n.s., 28: 41-87.
  • Sakuragui, C.M., Mayo, S.J. & Zappi, D.C. (2005). Taxonomic revision of Brazilian species of Philodendron Kew Bulletin 60: 465-513.
  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Nadruz Coelho, M.A. (2010). A família Araceae na reserva natural Vale, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brasil Boletim do Museu de Biologia Mello Leitão, n.s., 28: 41-87.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0