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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Philodendron Schott
      1. Philodendron simulans G.S.Bunting

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela (Amazonas).

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Climbing herb. Stem 1-2 cm diam., internodes 1-4 cm long, in upper part with semi-intact, dry cataphylls persistent and slowly weathering to shreds and fibers. LEAVES: Petiole somewhat spongy, weakly flattened adaxially, to 48 cm long (equaling or slightly exceeding blade). Leaf blade subcoriaceous, ovate, to 42 cm long, 25 cm wide at point just below petiole insertion, apex briefly acuminate, posterior lobes more or less trapeziform and separated by a narrowly parabolic sinus to 12 cm deep. INFLORESCENCE unknown.
    Distribution
    Venezuela: Amazonas, Depto. Río Negro: Cerro de la Neblina.
    Diagnostic
    The retention of the old cataphylls easily distinguishes this species from P. acutatum. Also, the nervature is inconspicuous, drying darker brown than the ground color of the blade, and' the primary lateral veins arise at a sharper angle. In P. acutatum, the veins are conspicuous, drying much paler than the base color of the blade, and the primary lateral veins originate at a wide angle (70-80°). From P. ornatum Schott, this taxon differs by the petiole weakly flattened adaxially and the leaf blade of different outline.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Venezuela

    Other Data

    Philodendron simulans G.S.Bunting appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Phytologia 64: 476 (1988)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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 2020. 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 2020. 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