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Philodendron cordatum

John, I just closely checked every leaf on my specimen of Philodendron cordatum and those purple/brown (nearly red) spots can also be seen on the center vein of one leaf.  My guess is they develop as the plant matures.
Steve Lucas

I have a Philodendron for so many years I can?t remember where I got it from. I have assumed it to be the same as the plant illustrated in Exotica under the name ?Angra dos Reis?, a south Brazilian species.  This plant is now thought to be identical to Philodendron cordatum.


?Angra dos Reis? means ?King?s Cove? in Portuguese and is the name of a coastal town southwest of Rio de Janeiro.


Unlike the specimens belonging to Steve and Brian (see Steve?s page on P. cordatum)  http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Philodendron%20cordatum%20pc.html , mine has red spots on the centre vein of the upper surface of the leaf.  Mine has yet to develop 100% adult form, because it has lain neglected in a pot for decades. This is no longer the case !


Please see attached pictures.




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