Plant Profile: Philodendron bipinnatifidum


In this special two part feature Prof. Ghillean Prance and Dr. Hector Keller take a close look at Philodendron bipinnatifidum (Araceae) in the Atlantic Forest of Misiones, Argentina.

In part 1 they investigate the ethnobotany of the plant and its usefulness to the local GuaranĂ­ people and in part 2 they share some extraordinary close-up photos and discuss the intriguing pollination of this important plant by a scarab beetle.

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