1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium vaupesianum Croat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia.


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

    Endemic to southern Colombia in Vaupes (hence the name) and Amazonas departments.
    General Description
    Epiphytic; stem to 9 cm long, 1-2 cm diam.; roots dense, ascending, fuzzy, soon glabrous, 3-4 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 3- 5 cm long, acuminate at apex, drying dark reddish brown, semi-intact, persisting briefly. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 4-9 cm long, 3-7 mm diam., D-shaped, flattened and conspicuously and obtusely ribbed adaxially, rounded to weakly angulate or weakly 3-ribbed abaxially; geniculum thicker than petiole, 0.5-1 cm long; sheath 3-7 cm long; blades coriaceous to subcoriaceous, oblanceolate-obovate, acute at apex, narrowly attenuate, ending narrowly acute to obtuse at base, 20-62 cm long, 9-26 cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins usually flat, sometimes weakly and broadly undulate; upper surface semiglossy, medium green, lower surface weakly glossy, paler; both surfaces drying grayish to grayish brown; midrib convexly raised at base, becoming sharply raised (knifelike) toward the apex above, acutely raised at base, becoming convex toward the apex below; primary lateral veins 6-12 per side, departing midrib at 30-50º angle, straight to arcuate-ascending to the margin, raised in shallow grooves above; tertiary veins conspicuously sunken above, conspicuously raised below; collective vein arising from near the apex or absent, sunken above, raised below, 6- 12 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to pendent, ± equaling leaves; peduncle (16)36-70 cm long, (1)3-4 mm diam., (2.7)4-7.7 x as long as petiole, terete; spathe spreading to reflexed, subcoriaceous, green to brownish green, sometimes mottled purple, oblong- linear, 9-20 cm long, 0.6-1.5 cm wide, inserted at 40º angle on peduncle, acute at apex, attenuate at base; spadix brown to reddish to greenish or gray-brown (once reported as white), long-tapered, sessile or stipitate to 3.5 cm, somewhat curved, 20-38 cm long, drying 3-4 mm diam. midway, 2 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 1.4-1.8 mm long, 1.2-1.4 mm wide, the sides straight to smoothly or jaggedly sigmoid; 3-5 flowers visible in principal spiral, 3 in alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, minutely papillate; lateral tepals 0.7-0.9 mm wide, the inner margins straight to rounded, the outer margins 2-sided; anthers 0.4 mm in both directions, inclined over and obscuring the pistil; thecae ellipsoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe persisting ± intact; spadix 0.9 cm diam.; berries violet.
    An epiphyte in tropical premontane wet forest.

    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. 200 - 500 m.; Amazonia.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Anthurium vaupesianum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 746 (1991)

    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
    • Croat, T.B. 1991. A revision of Anthurium Section Pachyneurium (Araceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 78 (3): 539-855


    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

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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 http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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