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|Basionym||Philodendron squamipetiolatum Croat|
|Original Identification||Philodendron squamipetiolatum Croat|
|Current Taxon||Philodendron squamipetiolatum Croat|
|Protologue Citation||Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84(3): 531-532, f. 375, 385-388. 1997.|
|Holotype/Isotype||Isotype (2 sheets)|
|DUKE Accession Number||358928|
|Primary Collector||Thomas B. Croat|
|Collection Date||23 Jun 1988|
|Plant Location Notes||Alto Calvario above El Cope, ca. 6 km N of El Cope, along trail through forest W off old lumber trail which leads down to Las Ricas, Limon and San Juan 08° 39' N 80° 36' W 710-800 m|
|Plant Description Notes||Appressed epiphyte; internodes 8-12 cm long, 1.0-1.2 cm diam., medium green to brownish scurfy-scaly, matte, terete; cataphylls pale green with erect-spreading paler green trichomes, unribbed, deciduous; petioles terete, dark green, pale scaly with pale green, somewhat flattened trichomes; blades moderately thin, dark green and semiglossy above, much paler and matte below; midrib sunken and much paler above, thicker than broad, matter and darker than surface below; primary lateral veins deeply and narrowly sunken, slightly darker and almost round-raised below; minor veins and cross-veins darker than surface and distinct below; inflorescence 1 per-axil; spathe dark green on tube, within throughout, (post-anthesis); female spadix 4 cm long, 1.8 cm diam.; sterile male segment eaten away, 1.8 cm long; fertile male segment ca. 6 cm long, 11 mm diam.|
|Broad geographical location||Central America|