1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Philodendron Schott
      1. Philodendron balaoanum Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Ecuador: Balao.
    General Description
    Stem scandent, upper internodes 2-3 cm long, 1-1.2 cm thick. LEAVES of adult shoots with terete petioles up to 50 cm long, 7-8 mm thick at base, 5-6 mm at top. Blade thinly coriaceous, hastate-trilobed, between the posterior and anterior lobes scarcely or slightly sinuate, posterior lobes oblong obtuse, sinus rectangular or obtuse, spreading, 15-20 cm long, 6-10 cm wide, anterior lobe triangular or oblong, acuminate, 20-30 cm long, 12-16 cm wide, primary lateral veins 5 on both sides of the anterior lobe, arcuate ascending; On the lower side of the posterior lobe 3, in the upper part, 4-5, departing from the robust rib at an acute angle, all curving upwards towards the margin. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle slender 2-3 cm long. Spathe white-green, convolute, tube oblong-ovoid, 3-4 cm long, 2 cm wide. Spathe-blade oblong-acute, 5 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, spadix white, female part cylindric, 4 cm long, 1 cm thick, male part 5-6 cm long, slightly thicker than female part. Pistills ovoid, 1.5-2 mm long, a rounded corona at the top, locules many ovulate, nearly basal.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Philodendron balaoanum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 542 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Sources

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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