Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Philodendron squamiferum

While on Grand Cayman Island last month, we stopped at a Burger King for a quick bite to eat and bathroom break.  I would normally consider a fast food restaurant an unlikely place to see a neat plant.

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Philodendron squamiferum

But this wasn't any old Burger King.  This was a Burger King in Grand Cayman!  And there was a very nice Philodendron squamiferum inside.

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Philodendron squamiferum petiole detail

The most distinguishing feature of P. squamiferum is the curly pubescens on the red petioles.  It is hard to mistake this plant for any other species.

2 comments:

  1. P. squamiferum is such a great plant. I'm so sad I killed mine.

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