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Taxon: Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Kunth

Genus: Philodendron
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Philodendreae
Nomen number: 27724
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 3: 51. 1841 (S. L. Endlicher, Gen. pl. 238. 1837, nom. nud.; H. W. 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: 25-Apr-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) 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 (as Philodendron selloum)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (s.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [Santa Cruz]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Paraguay

    Cultivated (also cult.)


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

Check other web resources for Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Kunth :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27724. Accessed 18 June 2019.