Philodendron species Rio Blanco

This beautiful Philodendron was found around Rio Blanco, at about 1800-2000m asl.  This is one of two specimens seen, and the nicer clone of the two.  The leaves were only about 4 or 5 inches long.  Something that Chuck has always cherished and I have not fully understood until this Ecuador trip, are small aroids.  Their rarity in the wild was hard for me to grasp, as in the terrarium hobby the only aroids circulating are those that remain small!  This was probably the most striking Philodendron I’ve seen, and reminisce of Philodendron ‘peach tunnel’, but much darker.

DSCF4730

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: