Taxon: Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Endl.

Genus: Philodendron
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Philodendreae
Nomen number: 27724
Place of publication: Gen. pl. 1(3):237. 1837 (Schott, Wiener Z. Kunst 1829(3):780. 1829, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Feb-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • selloum  (Source: Trop Flow Pl) - English
  • Baum-Philodendron  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • banana-de-imbê  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana-de-macaco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana-de-morcego  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • banana-do-mato  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cipó-imbé  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guaimbê  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • imbê  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann, as Philodendron selloum)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia Santa Cruz

  • Cultivated


  • Angely, J. A. Flora analitica do Parana. (L Parana)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). 2002 (L Araceae)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Llamas, K. A. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation. 2003 (Trop Flow Pl)
  • Mayo, S. J. 1991. A revision of Philodendron subgenus Meconostigma (Araceae) Kew Bull. 46:634.
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1982. Schott's new taxa published in the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst etc. (1829-1830) (Taxon) 31:550.
  • Spichiger, R., ed. Flora del Paraguay. (F Parag)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)


Check other web resources for Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Endl. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Philodendron bipinnatifidum 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.