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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Philodendron Schott
      1. Philodendron cotapatense Croat & Acebey

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

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic
    It is characterized by its somewhat grayish drying, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate blades that lack any obvious primary lateral veins and its moderately small, narrowly pedunculate, blackish drying inflorescences. It is closest to P. paxianum K. Krause, which differs in having leaf blades with distinct primary lateral veins.
    Distribution
    Endemic to Bolivia, where it is known only from the type locality in Parque Nacional Cotapata (hence the name), in La Paz Department, at 1800 m elevation.
    General Description
    Appressed-climbing hemiepiphyte; internodes I- 3 cm long, 1.7 cm diam., drying initially blackish and smooth, becoming minutely, finely and irregularly ridged, matte, finally light yellow-brown and smooth with big folds, sometimes with the epidermis loosening; cataphylls 8 cm long, sharply 1-ribbed on drying, drying blackened, deciduous. LEAVES: Leaf blades oblong, 41.5-43 X 6-6.7 cm, 6.9 times longer than wide, 2-2.3 times longer than petioles, narrowly acute at base, narrowly caudate-acuminate at apex, semiglossy, slightly bicolored, drying medium gray-green above, slightly paler and yellowish gray-green below; midrib broadly convex and slightly darker than surface above, narrowly convex and darker than surface below, drying finely and inconspicuously ridged on both surfaces; primary lateral veins not at all apparent; minor veins numerous, fine, arising at 35°-45° angle, sometimes drying weakly undulate. INFLORESCENCES 2 per axil; peduncle 4-6 cm long, drying black, 3 mm diam. midway; spathe 8.5-9.5 cm long, drying 1.2-1-5 cm diam.; stipe 4 mm long in front, 5 mm wide; spadix 8.7 cm long, ca. 0.8 mm shorter than the spathe; pistillate portion of spadix 2.1 cm long, drying 7X3 mm wide; staminate portion of spadix 6.5 cm long, drying 5X8 mm wide. Pistils 0.8-1.0 mm long; 5- to 6-locular; stigmas 0.6-0.8 mm diam.; ovules 1 per locule, basal 0.6-0.7 mm long; enveloped in a gelatinous envelope 2 mm long; fu-nicle ca. 2 times as long as ovule.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Other Data

    Philodendron cotapatense Croat & Acebey appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Novon 15: 93 (2005)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae

    • Croat, T.B. & Acebey, A. 2005. New species of Araceae from Bolivia and the Tropical Andes Novon. 15(1): 80-103

    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 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