Philodendron maximum

COMMON NAME

"huembe"(Bolivia)

TYPE

Vine

FAMILY

Araceae

NOTES

Known to be a plant capable of beginning life as a seed deposited by a bird on a tree limb which then sends roots to the ground or as a seed on the ground which germinates and then attaches itself to a tree and begins to climb.​ This species is not known to climb to extreme heights and is typically seen at only 3 to 3.5 meters on the side of a host tree. The arrow-shaped leaf blades can range in size from as small as 2 feet, but are more commonly 3.5 to 5.5 feet in length and 1 to 2.5 feet in width.  The leaves (blades) are a semi-glossy medium green to dark green.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Tropical moist rain forests and tropical wet forest regions

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

plantsoftheworldonline.org



Philodendron maximum