Araceae_Philodendron ligulatum

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  •  Philodendron ligulatum var heraclioanum

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Family Araceae
Basionym Philodendron ligulatum Schott var. heraclioanum Croat
Original Identification Philodendron ligulatum var. heraclioanum (Schott) Croat
Current Taxon Philodendron ligulatum Schott var. heraclioanum Croat
Protologue Citation Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84(3): 482-483. 1997. 
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 358927
Primary Collector Thomas B. Croat
Collector Number 77098
Collection Date 26 Jul 1994
Country Panama
Province/State Darien
Plant Location Notes Parque Nacional Cerro Pirre; vicinity of station along Rio Perisenico. 08°01'N 77°44'W 110 m
Plant Description Notes Appressed climbing, hemiepiphyte; internodes short, 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; cataphylls tinged violet-purple, bluntly 1-ribbed, sharply 2-ribbed near apex, deciduous; petioles sharply D-shaped (the margins erect-spreading to ca. 6 mm high, sometimes undulate), medium green, short dark-green-lineate, with dark purple ring at apex; blades subcoriaceous, semiglossy, moderately bicolorous, heavily tinged violet-purple below; midrib flat and slightly paler above, narrow-rounded and paler below; primary lateral veins weakly sunken above, convex and paler below; minor veins moderately obscure; inforescence 1 per axil; peduncle medium green, semiglossy, 5 cm long, 1 cm diam.; spathe pale green, semiglossy (pre-anthesis) outside, tinged violet-purple on outer margin and at base outside, also at base within, inner surface pale green and glossy in tube, greenish in blade; female flowers pale green, sterile male flowers white and pale green.
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Broad geographical location Central America
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