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This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to Colombia.


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Epiphyte; stem scandent; internodes elongate, 2-15 cm long, 2-3 mm thick, covered with corky, lenticel-like tubercles; cataphylls absent. LEAVES spreading; petioles 2-5.5 cm long, sheathed half their length or less, the base encircling the stem, narrowly flattened with a medial ridge adaxially, faintly multi-ridged abaxially; geniculum less than 5 mm long, weakly tuberculate; blades ovate-cordate, bullate, chartaceous, acuminate at apex, lobed at base, 7-14 cm long, 4-9.5 cm wide, broadest 1-2 cm above point of petiole attachment; the anterior lobe 6-11 cm long; the posterior lobes rounded, 1-2 cm long; the upper surface matte; basal veins 4-5 pairs, sunken above; the lower surface paler; collective vein arising from the first basal vein. INFLORESCENCE spreading; peduncle obscured by base of spathe or rarely to 5 cm long; spathe green, lanceolate, ca. 5 cm long, ca. 1 cm wide; spadix purplish, 4.2-6 cm long, 5-7 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex: the flowers rhombic to 4-lobed, 5.3 mm long, 3.5 mm wide; 3-5 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 4-5 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy; pistil weakly raised; stigma punctiform, ca. 0.6 mm diam. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading-pendent; berries orange, obovoid-oblong-ellipsoid, (5)8-9 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, drying dark maroon; seeds (1)2-6, obovate-elliptic, flattened, brown or black, 7 mm long, 3.5 mm wide.
Tropical wet forest.
Atlantic and Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica, Bocas del Toro Province of Panama, and the Antioquia Province of Colombia.


Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 50 m.; Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, epífita
No Evaluada

Native to:

Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá

Anthurium clidemioides Standl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 22: 3 (1940)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.


CATE Araceae

  • Croat, T.B. 1983. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part I: Mexico and Middle America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.. 70 (2): 211-420

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.