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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium macphersonii is endemic to Premontane rain forest (bp-P) of the Western Cordillera of north western Colombia. Within the department of Antioquia, all collections occurred in the adjacent municipios of Frontino and Urrao. This species might range further to the south into the Municipio Salgar and beyond, but collections from that area begin to diverge in a variety of features and might represent other species or hybrids.

    General Description

    Usually epiphytic or sometimes terrestrial; stem erect to reclining; internodes of more or less uniform length, 1-1.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm diam., drying tan, matte; cataphylls 7-17 cm long, acute at apex, drying brown, persisting as tan to reddish brown coarse linear fiber. LEAVES erect to erect-spreading; petioles 17-34 cm long, 3-7 mm diam., D-shaped, flattened adaxially, rounded abaxially; geniculum drying darker than petiole, 1-2 cm long; blades chartaceous, ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate at apex, acumen 1-2 cm long, usually truncate at base, sometimes obtuse in narrow blades, rarely sub cordate especially in larger blades, 34-70 cm long, 7-16 cm wide, broadest below middle; anterior lobes 34-68 cm long, weakly to moderately concave along margin near base; posterior lobes when developed, 6-8 cm long, 5-8 cm wide, widest at or near apex, directed outward, sinus arcuate with blade decurrent on petiole, sinus 0.5-2 cm deep; upper surface matte, lower surface semiglossy, drying matte and greenish above, paler and semiglossy below; midrib drying raised above and darker than surface, acutely raised below; basal veins 3-4 pairs, free to base, weakly raised, primary lateral veins 17-20 per side, departing midrib at a 30° to 50° angle, straight or moderately ascending to the collective vein, sharply prominulous and drying darker than the lower surface, interprimary veins prominulous, tertiary veins prominulous; collective vein arising from the 2nd basal vein, with the 3rd basal vein sometimes loop connected, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 3-6 mm from margin; INFLORESCENCE erect, peduncle 24-29 cm long, 3-5 mm diam.; spathe spreading, green, 6-10 cm long, 0.7-1.1 cm wide, broadest at or near middle, cordate on the peduncle; spadix green becoming yellow, sessile, erect, 9-12 cm long, 6-8 mm diam.; flowers square to rhombic, 2-2.2 mm in both directions, sides straight to weakly sigmoid, 4-6 flowers visible in principal spiral, 5-7 flowers visible in alternate spiral, tepals matte, stigma circular, 0.2-0.4 mm diam., lateral tepals 1.7-1.8 mm wide, inner margin straight to weakly convex, outer margin angled; stamens not seen. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.


    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.

    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1300 - 2380 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium macphersonii Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 27: 77 (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

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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
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.