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Taxon: Philodendron speciosum Schott

Genus: Philodendron
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Philodendreae
Nomen number: 27738
Place of publication: Icon. aroid. t. VI-X. 1857 (S. L. Endlicher, Gen. pl. 237. 1837, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • arrowhead philodendron  (Source: Trop Flow Pl) - English
  • aninga  (Source: Econ Bot) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2002. World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). Note: lists as Philodendron speciosum Schott ex Endl.
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Philodendron speciosum Schott ex Endl.
  3. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as Philodendron speciosum Schott ex Endl.
  4. Llamas, K. A. 2003. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation Note: lists as Philodendron speciosum Schott ex Endl.
  5. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  6. Plowman, T. A. 1969. Folk uses of New World aroids. Econ. Bot. 23:113.

Check other web resources for Philodendron speciosum Schott :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Philodendron speciosum 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27738. Accessed 1 April 2020.