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Taxon: Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq.) Schott

Genus: Philodendron
Family: Araceae subfamily: Aroideae tribe: Philodendreae
Nomen number: 102625
Place of publication: Wiener Z. Kunst 1829(3):780. 1829
Name verified on: 22-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Feb-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • heart-leaf philodendron   (Source: Hortus 3 [as P. scandens]) – English
  • kletternder Philodendron   (Source: Zander ed17 [as P. scandens subsp. scandens]) – German
  • klätterkalla   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3, as P. scandens; Dict Gard, as P. scandens; Eur Gard F, as P. scandens)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Pl Book, as Philodendron scandens)

Distributional range:

    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil [n.]
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq.) Schott:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Philodendron hederaceum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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