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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium interruptum Sodiro

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central America to Bolivia.


    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. 940 - 1500 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita, hemiepífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Scandent epiphyte; stems elongate with 1 or more short internodes alternating with a long internode, 8-33 cm long, appearing to have several leaves at each node, often with a short, leafy, branch with several short internodes at these nodes; rooting profusely at each node; cataphylls 3-4.5 cm long, drying brown, dilacerating and ultimately deciduous. LEAVES spreading; petioles ± terete, 1.8-13 cm long; blades lanceolate to elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, subcoriaceous, 5-21 cm long, 2.2-9.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex, acute to rounded at base, 5-21 cm long; the midrib raised above, flat to prominulous below; primary lateral veins 9-12 per side, departing midrib at 45°-55° angle, ± obscure above, usually obscure below; collective vein arising from the base, prominulous above, flat below, 4-6 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 4.5-14 cm long, longer than petioles; spathe green, oblong-lanceolate, 3.7-5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex, acute at base; spadix green, becoming brownish-purple, 2.5-4 cm long; flowers 4-lobed, ca. 3 mm in both directions, the sides sigmoid; ca. 3 flowers visible in either spiral; pistils emergent, green, mammilliform; stamens held above tepals; anthers about as long as broad, less than 1 mm long; pollen pale yellow. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading-pendent; spadix to 12 cm long; berries red, broadly obovoid, ca. 7 mm long, flattened at apex with central depression.
    In Costa Rica and Panama it is known from premontane wet, tropical wet, premontane rain, and lower montane rain forest.
    Belize, Guatemala , Costa Rica to Peru and Amazonas in Venezuela. In Costa Rica the species is known on the Atlantic slope from northwestern Alajuela to southeastern Cartago Province. In Panama it is known from both the Atlantic and Pacific slopes.


    Native to:

    Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru


    Other Data

    Anthurium interruptum Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 15: 301 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.


    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.

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