1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Philodendron Schott
      1. Species: Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq.) Schott
        1. Philodendron hederaceum var. kirkbridei Croat

        This variety is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to Ecuador.

    [CATE]

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

    Phenology
    Flowering in Philodendron hederaceum var. kirkbridei occurs during the late dry season and early rainy season (probably as early as March and as late as September) based on post-anthesis and early fruiting collections. No collections have been made at anthesis. Immature fruits have been collected in April, July, and August.
    Habitat
    Premontane wet forest and Tropical wet forest.
    General Description
    Hemiepiphyte; internodes 2--28 cm long, 1--2.5 cm diam., weakly flattened on one side with two sharply raised ribs on the side above petiole, very weakly sulcate on the opposite rounded side, prominently ribbed throughout its circumference, the ribs smooth or prominently warty, 2--28 cm long, 1--2.5 cm diam., medium to dark green, matte, drying reddish brown; cataphylls 6--19 cm long, unribbed or sometimes weakly 2-ribbed, deciduous intact; LEAVES: petioles (6.5)8--22.5 cm long, 3--6 mm diam.; blades (11)16--29.5(42) cm long, (8)10.3-23(35) cm wide; upper surface medium to dark green, drying brown to greenish brown, lower surface medium green, glossy, drying brown to greenish brown; primary lateral veins 3--4 per side, departing mdirib at a 45--50º angle. INFLORESCENCES 1 per axil; peduncle 5.5--7.5 cm long; spathe 14--24 cm long, spathe blades yellow-green becoming cream colored toward apex outside, lighter green inside; spadix stipitate to 1 cm; 13--20 cm long; ovary 5-locular, 20--25 ovules per locule. INFRUCTESCENCE with about 24 seeds per locule.
    Distribution
    Ranges from Costa Rica to Ecuador. The variety has been collected only once in both Suriname and Ecuador. It was collected in Ecuador at Reserva ENDESA (0º5'N, 79º02'W), an area of Premontane rain forest. It is to be expected in Colombia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá

    Philodendron hederaceum var. kirkbridei Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 84: 463 (1997)

    Accepted by

    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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 2019. 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 2019. 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