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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium wendlingeri G.M.Barroso

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Nicaragua to NW. 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. 1400 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Pendent epiphyte; stems ca. 20 cm long; the internodes 1.5-2 cm long, except near apex; roots moderately thick; cataphylls moderately thick, 5.5-15 cm long, acuminate at apex, drying brown, weathering into coarse persistent, longitudinal fibers. LEAVES spreading-pendent; petioles terete, (5)8-30 cm long, 2-4 mm diam.; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades oblong, moderately thick, 32-80 cm long, 3-11 cm wide, acuminate at a apex, round to truncate at base; upper surface weakly velvety, obscurely and sparsely glandular-punctate, lower surface semiglossy, sparsely glandular-punctate; midrib convexly raised at base above, more acute toward apex, diminishing and flat at apex, raised at base below, flat from ca. midway to apex; primary lateral veins 11-24 per side, departing midrib at 30°-40° angle, raised and nearly obscure above, flat below; lesser veins obscure; collective vein arising from the lowermost primary lateral vein, weakly sunken above, flat to weakly raised below, 5-9 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading to pendent, usually shorter than leaves; peduncle 13-42 cm long, 3-7 mm diam.; spathe moderately thin, pale green tinged purplish, ± oblong, 7-11 cm long, 8-13 mm wide, gradually acuminate at apex, inserted at ca. 45° angle on peduncle, withering and curling horizontally or deciduous; spadix pale green to white or grayish-white, straight when young, becoming spiralled in age, 12-80 cm long, 3-5 mm diam. at base, narrowly-tapered to apex; flowers ± 4-lobed, 3-3.1 mm long, 2.4-2.6 mm wide, the sides smoothly sigmoid; 4-5 flowers visible in the principal spiral, ca. 10 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, weakly punctate, minutely papillate, the lateral tepals 1.6-1.7 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils weakly emergent, pale green, glossy; stigmas linear, 0.3 mm long; lateral stamens emerging scattered throughout length of spadix, alternate stamens soon following with no apparent pattern; anthers cream, held at edge of tepals against sides of pistil, ca. 0.7 mm long, ca. 0.6 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, not divaricate; pollen creamy-white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; berries reddish, ± oblong or globose, ca. 5 mm long, flattened at apex with a central depression.
    Panamanian plants considered A. wendlingeri range from Veraguas in the west to Cocle, Panama, and Colón Provinces on the Atlantic slope and along the Continental Divide. Also found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
    Tropical wet forest and premontane rain forest.


    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Other Data

    Anthurium wendlingeri G.M.Barroso appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Bol. Soc. Venez. Ci. Nat. 26: 151 (1965)

    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.
    • 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

    • 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

    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.


    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 2020. Published on the Internet at and
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