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Philodendron burle-marxii G.M.Barroso

Family Name: Araceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Leaves Climber, Vine and Liana Creeper Epiphyte

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte, Creeper
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution North Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphytic, herbaceous vine. It climbs via its roots.  
Foliage The leaves are narrowly oblong with an auriculate to truncate leaf base. The leaf blade measures 34 - 60 x 6 - 8cm, the upper leaf surface is dark green while the leaf underside is of a much paler shade. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Oblong)
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Truncate / Square, Auriculate

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Master ID 30972
Species ID 5359
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Species record last updated on: 24 February 2022.
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