1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium acanthospadix Croat & Oberle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Antioquia).


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

    General Description
    Terrestrial; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 25 - 30 cm long, acute at apex, drying reddish-brown, persisting semi-intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 1.4 - 1.6 m long, 1.2 - 2.0 cm diam., terete to obtusely and broadly sulcate; geniculum drying darker than the petiole, 5 cm or longer; blades narrowly ovate, sagittate at base, 1- 1.5 m long, 55 - 70 cm wide, broadest above point of petiole attachment, subcoriaceous; anterior lobe 62 - 97 cm long; posterior lobes 31 - 46 cm long, 24 - 30 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment, directed inward; sinus obovate to rhombic, 29 - 45 cm deep; upper surface drying matte, dark brown; lower surface usually drying lighter with brown or dark brown punctations; midrib drying convex to narrowly convex above, narrowly convex to narrowly rounded below; basal veins 8 - 10 pairs, 2 pairs free to the base, the remaining coalesced to 1.5 - 2.5 cm, drying narrowly acute below; posterior rib naked 9 - 13 cm, primary lateral veins 15 - 18 per side, becoming closely spaced towards apex, departing midrib at a 55° - 70° angle, ascending to the collective vein, drying narrowly acute below; interprimary veins prominulous; tertiary veins prominulous above and below; collective veins arising from near the base, 1 - 6 mm from the margin or sometimes nearly contiguous with margin. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 36 - 49 cm, 11 - 14 mm diam.; spathe 18 - 25 cm long, lanceolate, spreading, subcoriaceous but brittle, reddish to purplish, inserted at a 40° - 50° angle on the peduncle, margins meeting at a 70° - 90° angle; stipe 1 - 2 cm long in front, 0.5 - 1 cm long in back; spadix reddish to purplish, substipitate, erect, 32-38 cm long, 1.8 - 2.4 cm diam., tapered; flowers square to weakly rhombic, 1.8 - 2.0 mm long, 1.5 - 2.0 mm wide, edges straight. 15 - 16 flowers visible in principal spiral, 20 - 25 flowers visible in alternate spiral, stigma circular; tepals drying matte, dark brown, lateral tepals 1.2 - 1.5 mm long, 0.5 - 0.6 mm wide, inner margin straight, outer margin angled; anthers not seen. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spathe usually deciduous; spadix 35 - 49 cm long, 3 - 3.5 cm diam.; pistils emerging to 3 - 5 mm throughout, berries red, ovoid-ellipsoid, 8 mm long, 1,9 mm diam.; apex beaked to 5 mm, seeds not seen.
    The population inhabits an elfin cloud forest within a very narrow range of altitude in Premontane rain forest (bp-P).
    A species of narrow endemism, with all known collections coming from a single population along the Río Calles within Parque Nacional Las Orchídeas, Urrao Municipio, Antióquia Department.

    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

    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1320 - 1500 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Anthurium acanthospadix Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 27: 64 (2004)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Croat, T.B. & Oberle, B. 2004. New species of Araceae from Colombia. Aroideana. 27: 64-89


    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