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

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


    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. 1500 - 1830 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

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


    Anthurium modicum is endemic to Colombia in the Central Cordillera of Antioquia. Within that region, the species is known to occur only within a narrow range of elevations (1,510-1,830 m) that corresponds to either Premontane wetforest (brnh-P) or Premontane rain forest (bp-P) life zones.

    General Description

    Terrestrial, sometimes epiphytic, especially at higher altitudes; internodes terete, 1.2-2.2 cm long, 2 cm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 15-22 cm long, acute at apex, drying reddish-brown, persisting intact, eventually weathering into coarse linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles, 48-68 cm long, 6-8 mm diam., terete; geniculum drying somewhat darker than petiole, 2-3 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, ovate-cordate, apex acuminate (acumen 1.5-2 cm long), cordate at base, 33-50 cm long, 24-36 cm wide, broadest above point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 23-37 cm long, margins entire; posterior lobes 12.5-18.5 cm long, 12-18 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment, weakly directed inward, rounded at apex; sinus hippocrepiform to spathulate, 10-16 cm deep; upper surface drying matte, brown, lower surface drying matte to weakly glossy, brown with conspicuous glandular punctations; midrib convex above, narrowly rounded below; 5-7 pairs basal veins, 1-2 pairs free to base, the remaining coalesced at 1-2 cm; posterior ribs naked 3.5-6 cm, primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at a 35°-55° angle, ascending to primary collective vein, raised above, acutely raised below; interprimary veins less conspicuous than primary lateral veins; tertiary veins prominulous; reticulate veins visible; collective veins arising near base, 2-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect, peduncle 17-30 cm long, drying 3-5 mm diam.; spathe erect, eventually spreading, chartaceous, green, lanceolate, 12-20 cm long, 1.4-2.2 cm wide, broadest in lower third, inserted at a 20°-30° angle on the peduncle, acuminate at apex (acumen 1.5-2 cm long), acute at base, the margins meeting at a 30° angle; spadix white or green becoming yellow and eventually brown, subsessile, cylindric, weakly curved away from spathe, 10-16 cm long, drying 6-8 mm diam.; flowers rhombic 3 mm long, 2.1 mm wide, edges perpendicular to spiral weakly sigmoid, 6-7 flowers visible in principal spiral, 7-9 flowers visible in alternate spiral; stigma circular; tepals matte, lateral tepals 1.5 mm wide, the inner margin narrowly convex; anthers not seen. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spathe persistent; spadix 15-18 cm long with berries scattered throughout; berries red, subglobose, 1.1 mm diam.


    Native to:


    Anthurium modicum Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 27: 79 (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

    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