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

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


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


    Anthurium johnmackii is endemic to Colombia, known only from Premontane rain forest (bp-P) in the northern ends of the Western and Central Cordilleras in Antioquia Department.

    General Description

    Scandent terrestrial; internodes shorter than broad, 1.2-2.7 cm long, 1.4-2.2 cm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 6-10 cm long, apex acute, drying reddish-brown, persisting intact, eventually as coarse liner fibers; LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 28-44 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., terete with red or maroon blush, geniculum drying darker than petiole, 1-15 cm long, sometimes bearing two apical petiolar glands 1.5-3 mm from junction with blade, 1.2-1.7 mm long, sheathing in the lowermost portion of the petiole; blades subcoriaceous, subtriangular to hastate, acuminate at apex (acumen 1-2 cm long), cordate to hastate at base, 26-39 cm long, 10-24 cm wide, broadest at or near base; anterior lobe, 20-33 cm long, 7-15 cm wide, broadest at the base, the margins moderately to deeply concave; posterior lobes, 7-13 cm long, 5-11 cm wide, broadest at apex, directed outward; sinus parabolic to broadly hippocrepiform, 7-9 cm deep; upper surface glossy, drying brown, matte; lower and upper surface concolorous, bearing brown punctations; midrib narrowly rounded above, narrow acute below, basal veins 5-6 pairs, 2 pairs free to base, the remaining coalesced to 4-14 mm; posterior rib curved, naked to 2.5-5.1 cm; primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at a 30°-40° angle, ascending to the collective vein, prominulous; tertiary veins as prominent as interprimary veins; collective vein arising from 1 st pair of basal veins, 2nd pair of basal veins sometimes loop connected, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 1.5-4 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 35-66 cm long, 5-12 mm diam. at base, tapering to 3-5 mm at apex, 1.2-1.5 times longer than the petiole; spathe erect, subcoriaceous, greenish yellow, drying reddish brown, ovate to oblanceolate, 6-11 cm long, 1.5-4.4 cm wide, broadest in lower third, inserted at a 50° angle on the peduncle, apex caudate, acumen 7-12 mm long, base obtuse, margins meeting at a 100° angle, stipe 3 mm long in front, 1 mm long in back; spadix pale green becoming greenish-brown, stipitate, cylindroid, erect, 3.5-7.5 cm long, 5-7 mm diam.; flowers weakly 4-lobed, 2.7-2.7 mm in both directions, edges straight, 6-7 flowers visible in principal spiral, 7-8 flowers visible in secondary spiral, tepals matte, 1.1 mm in both directions, inner margin angled, 5-sided. INFRUCTESCENCE erect, spathe persisting, spadix, 13-14.5 cm long, 2-2.5 cm diam., bearing berries throughout; berries orange, oblong, apex acute, 5 mm long, 3 mm diam.


    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. 1280 - 1860 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    No Evaluada



    Native to:


    Anthurium johnmackii Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zarucchi, J.L. [7054], Colombia K000402499 isoparatype

    First published in Aroideana 27: 75 (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
    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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