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Thought to be Keith Henderson
Base Species or Cultivar:
Created by intentional crossing of Philodendron verrucosum and P. sodiroi though it is not known which was the seed parent. It is thought to be P. sodiroi based on the dominant characteristics.
Mature plant has large beautiful majestic foliage which inspired the name.
Active climber with long internodes. Achieves significantly larger foliage as it keeps climbing.
Juvenile leaf blades are quite comparable to P. sodiroi with prominent grey variegation but it fades away almost entirely or becomes quite muted in mature foliage. Emergent leaves are bronze in color with lime green venation. The vein colors become a darker green as the leaf hardens off to a darker green as well. Leaf blade undersides are heavily tinged red and petioles are rough textured for almost the entire length of it and is usually red. Cataphylls are deciduous.
Bloom and Fruit:
Not observed yet.
This plant is unlike any other plant in cultivation today and is most similar to one of its parents, Philodendron sodiroi. It differs from it with the heavily red tinged leaf undersides, longer internodes, cataphylls not persisting as fibers and subvelvety glossy dark leaf blades. Emergent leaf blade is bronze in color with lime green veins unlike P. sodiroi.