1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Philodendron Schott
      1. Philodendron ventricosum Madison

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Western Ecuador: Los Ríos.
    General Description
    Scandent epiphytic plant. Stem terete, rope-like, ca. 1 cm thick. Cataphyll 8-12 cm long, dissolving into a white fibrous reticulum. LEAVES: Petiole smooth 50-60 cm long, with a 2-3 cm long sheath. Blade thinly subcoriaceous, triangulate, apex acuminate, 40-50 cm long, 10 cm wide, ribs not at all denuded. Primary lateral veins 8-10, somewhat stronger than secondary veins. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 5-6 cm long. Spathe white-green, 8-11 cm long, constricted at halfway, entirely persistent. Female zone of spadix white, ovoid, 3.5-4 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick at halfway, flowers 5 mm long, 1 mm thick, tetra-locular, with many ovules; male zone claviform, pale pink, 5-6 cm long, ca. 1 cm thick. INFRUCTESCENCE: Spathe persistent, swollen in the lower portion.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Philodendron ventricosum Madison appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Selbyana 2: 24 (1977)

    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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Madison, M.T. 1977. New aroids from western Ecuador. Selbyana. 2 (1): 21-25

    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.
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    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