Philodendron 'El Guapo'
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Base Species or Cultivar:
The name was selected from Spanish to mean the handsome one. Formerly identified as Philodendron sp. Colombia.
Ovate to cordate
Bloom and Fruit:
Appears to display one to two inflorescence per axil. White spathe with pale light green overtone on outer lower 1/3. Floral chamber is a pale light green and slightly constricted to approximately 1/3 total length. Spadix is white, resin is orange red. Peduncle is short with pale green with dark markings shifting to red with white markings towards spathe.
Plant is identified as sp. Colombia, a repent terrestrial similar to pastazanum, blade is entire, flat and has an ovate to cordate shape. Blade is medium green, may display a slight glaucous sheen and is sub-coriaceous, abaxial is pale green. Opening leaf flush may appear golden or pale green. Widest point of the blade is at the sinus or just above the sinus. Displays seven sets of basal veins which are sunken to weakly sunken. Sinus is hippocrepiform and naked. Posterior lobes are rounded and may be slightly overlapping into maturity. Petioles are stiff and terete, with a obtusely flattened abaxial side nearing the apex, and marked by black striations found on a medium green background, displaying red near the stem. Juveniles may appear to have white striations which will darken into maturity. Stem has a red overtone. Cataphylls are red at maturity, or in good light, though may be green as a juvenile or grown in poor light. Cataphylls are also persistent and fibrous.