Philodendron acutatum Schott

March 4, 2010

Long hanging roots of this tree climber are collected by the locals to make fish traps for fishing in local rivers. The fish traps are called ‘covo’.

My images of the plant are in the Araceae set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/sets/72157600110831842/).

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One Response to “Philodendron acutatum Schott”

  1. Ellen Weatherbee Says:

    Very interesting picture of both the roots and the finished covo. Thanks (once again) for your fascinating posts!


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