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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium pallidicaudex Croat & M.M.Mora

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


    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. 0 - 50 m.; Pacífico.
    Hierba, trepadora
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium pallidicaudex is uncommon in the Cabo Corrientes region, and is generally found growing terrestrially or climbing on trees in the understory, sometimes growing on fallen tree trunks. The species is endemic to Colombia, known only from the type locality.

    General Description

    Terrestrial, or occasionally appressed-climbing in understory; stem erect, 70-170 cm long, terete; internodes 1.1-7 cm long, 0.9-1.8 cm diam., dark green and weakly glossy, promptly turning grayish green to whitish, and finally light brown, semiglossy; cataphylls 11-26 cm long, thin, brittle, persisting as thin semi-organized fibers tightly appressing stem, eventually only pale fibers at nodes. LEAVES distributed along stem; petioles 23-47 cm long, 3.5-5 mm diam., C-shaped in cross-section, obtusely sulcate adaxially toward apex; terete toward base, green, short-purplish violet-lineate, semiglossy to matte; geniculum 2.6-2.8 cm long, 5-6 mm diam., weakly darker than petiole, glossy; blades ovate-oblong, acuminate at apex, lobed at base, 27-42 X 15-26 cm, broadest at point of petiole attachment, subcoriaceous, dark green and matte to subvelvety above, moderately paler and matte below; anterior lobe 20-33 cm long; posterior lobes 9-15 x 6-9 cm; sinus parabolic, 7.5-11.5 cm deep; midrib acutely raised in a valley and concolorous above, narrowly rounded and slightly paler than surface below; primary lateral veins 13-26 pairs, departing midrib at 45-50° angle, quilted, narrowly raised in valleys above, bluntly angular to narrowly raised below, concolorous on both surfaces; tertiary veins in part raised below; basal veins 6-8 pairs, the 1st and 2nd pairs free to base; 4th-6th coalesced 3-5 cm; INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle terete, ribbed circumferentialy, 9.5-12 cm long, 2-3 cm diam.; spathe reflexed, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at apex (acumen 6 mm long), ca. 10 X 1-1.4 cm, pale green; spadix 8-12 cm long, 3-4 mm diam., very light yellow, matte; flowers with 7 visible per spiral, almost square, 1.8-2.0 mm in both directions; lateral tepals 1 mm wide, outside margin with two sides, inner margins convex. INFRUCTESCENCE unknown.



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium pallidicaudex Croat & M.M.Mora appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mora, M.M. [43], Colombia K000400312 isotype


    First published in Aroideana 27: 107 (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.


    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.

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