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Genus: Philodendron

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Araceae

About 500 species, native to the Americas, mainly in rain forest. Eight species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Philodendron bipinnatifidum (Banana do brejo)

Native to Brazil.


Philodendron erubescens

Native to Colombia.


Philodendron panduriforme

Native to Venezuela.


Philodendron pedatum

Native from Venezuela to Brazil.


Philodendron ruizii

Native to Peru.


Philodendron scandens

Native from Mexico to Brazil.


Philodendron speciosum (Aringa-iba)

Native to Brazil.


Philodendron squamiferum

Native from Surinam to Brazil.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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