Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 24, Number 1 (2001); Pages 18-23
Notes on a wild population of Philodendron spiritus-sancti G. G. Bunting (Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina')
By Eduardo G. Gonçalves and E. R. Salviani     (Buy)


One of the most aesthetically desirable species in the genus Philodendron (P. spiritus-sancti G. S. Bunting), commonly known as Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina' has been rediscovered in the wild in the forests of southeastern Espfrito Santo state, close to the town of Domingo Martins. The species is illustrated and a new description is furnished. Information on its ecology, as well as the conservation status of the species is presented. Philodendron spiritus-sancti is considered in serious danger of extinction because of its restricted range and limited regeneration in the wild.


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