Philodendron bipinnatifidum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Endl.
  • Synonyms : Philodendron selloum K. Koch
  • Common Name : Lacy Tree Philodendron, Selloum
  • Plant Family : Araceae
  • Plant Form : Herb

About Philodendron bipinnatifidum Plant :

  • Habit : A herb with the trunk relatively thick and woody with characteristic "eye-drop" leaf scars.
  • Leaves : Simple, large, deeply lobed, usually drooping
  • Inflorescence :
    • Spadix and spathe that are usually white or inflorescent.
    • The spadix is divided into three sections: fertile male flowers at the tip, sterile male flowers at the center, and fertile female flowers toward the end of the flower chamber.
  • Flowers : Small, petalless, borne on the spadix.
  • Significance : An ornamental foliage plant generally found in the pots.