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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Colombia to Ecuador.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org


    Anthurium pulverulentum ranges from Colombia (Cauca, Choco, Narino, Valle del Cauca), Ecuador (Cafiar, Carchi, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Imbabura, Los Rios, Manabi, Napo, Pichincha), at elevations of 350-2,300 m (primarily from elevations above 1,400 m, but a few collections, especially those from Esmeraldas, are from elevations lower than 800 m), in Premontane moist forest, Premontane wet forest and Premontane rain forest life zones. It is apparently common at La Planada, with specimens collected in both primary and secondary regrowth forests, as well as along the margins of an old pasture along Sendero La Vieja. This species is a member of sect. Polyneurium, and it is recognized by its internodes longer than broad and weakly and finely transverse-ridged, its large, moderately thin, velvety leaf blades with many, closely spaced, deeply sunken primary lateral veins as well as by the inflorescence with a long, slender green spathe and its narrowly long-tapered bluish green spadix. Anthurium pulverulentum can be confused with A. subcoerulescens, which differs primarily in having basal lobes directed prominently outward, and in having a narrower anterior lobe. The latter does not occur at La Planada.

    General Description

    Hemiepiphytic to epiphytic; internodes 1.5-10 cm long, 1-3 cm diam., pale yellow-green, weakly glossy, becoming brown, sometimes weakly fissured transversely; cataphylls over 30 cm long, drying reddish brown, mushy and often semi-intact at upper nodes, often persisting as pale tan fibers at lower nodes; petioles 45-94 cm long (averaging 74 cm), 4-7 mm diam., terete, several ribbed adaxially, more or less brittle, medium green, matte, narrowly flattened to narrowly sulcate and sometimes bluntly to sharply many-striate circumferentially; geniculum to ca. 2 cm long; blades ovate-cordate, acuminate at apex, 57-81 cm long, 33-54 cm wide (averaging 65 X 36 cm), 1.5-2.0 times longer than broad, .7-1.4 times longer than the petioles, broadest below point of petiole attachment, thinly coriaceous, margin convex; surfaces somewhat to conspicuously bicolorous; upper surface dark green and velvety; lower surface matte; anterior lobe 46-63 cm long, 36-54 cm wide; posterior lobes 15-22 cm long, 13-24 cm wide, directed inward, rounded; sinus spathulate, 12-18 cm deep; midrib acute and slightly paler above, round-raised and paler below; basal veins 7-8, coalesced; posterior rib partially naked; primary lateral veins 25-30, closely spaced, departing midrib at 60°-75° angles, ascending to the collective vein, deeply sunken and somewhat quilted above, narrowly pleated-raised and slightly paler below; tertiary veins in part sunken above and raised below; collective vein arising from last or next to last basal vein, 2-4 mm from margin; INFLORESCENCES erect; peduncle 19-25 cm long, 2-5 mm diam.; spathe reflexed to recurled, subcoriaceous, green, lanceolate, 22-30 cm long, 1.55-2.0 cm wide, broadest at base, acuminate at apex; spadix bluish green at anthesis, stipitate, slightly to moderately tapered, 26-28 cm long, 4-7 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex, broadest at base. INFRUCTESCENCES with berries yellow-green.


    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. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 350 - 2275 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita, hemiepífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Anthurium pulverulentum Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 15: 103 (1902)

    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.


    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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0