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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    This species is only known from Colombia in the vicinity of Cabo Corrientes, and is probably endemic to Choco. At Cabo Corrientes it is abundant in the forest, frequently in wet sites along creek banks.

    General Description

    Terrestrial; stem repent, to 45 cm long, 2.3-3.2 cm thick; petiole scars conspicuous and indented; internodes short, 4-8 mm long, green; juvenile roots pubescent, cataphylls 8-10(-16) cm long, persistent semi-intact, dark brown, with pale brown longitudinal fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles (33-)68-84(-121) cm long, 0.6-1.2 cm diam., terete and narrow to obtusely sulcate, dark olive green, weakly glossy, densely paler short-lineate throughout; geniculum 2.5-3.6 cm long, 7-13 mm diam., with a 3-branched apex that extends to the blade, with a branch for each lobe, slightly tinged with purple; pulvinus tinged with magenta; blades trilobate, short-acuminate at apex, 65-74 x 33-38 cm, subcoriaceous, dark green and weakly glossy above, moderately paler and matte below, medial lobe (20-)43-63 X 10.5-)14.5-28 cm, constricted to 6-10.8 cm wide near base; posterior lobes rounded, 20-32 x 11-21 cm; sinus arcuate when lobes are spreading to spathulate when lobes are directed upward and held more or less erect with respect to the midrib, 4-8 cm wide; midrib bluntly angular at base, acute toward apex above, round-raised and narrowly and sharply 3-ribbed below, slightly paler than surface on both sides; primary lateral veins 6-9 pairs, departing midrib at 45-55° angle, narrow and acutely raised, concolorous on both surfaces; tertiary veins moderately visible, not raised; basal veins 5-7 pairs, the first pair free, the last 4 pairs fused 4.5-5.8 cm; posterior ribs naked and thick. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle terete, 53-104 cm long, 5-8 mm diam., light brown tinged with magenta at base; spathe lanceolate, gradually acuminate at apex, inserted at a 90° angle on peduncle, 9-13.5(-21) X 1.5-3.5(-5) cm, green, with ca. 8 darker green veins; spadix stipitate 0.4-1.8 cm, 9.5-23 cm long, 0.9-1.5 cm diam. at base, 0.4-0.8 cm diam. at apex, green (immature) to bright yellow; flowers 2.8-4 x 2.8-4 mm; 5-6 visible in the principal spiral; tepals glossy. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix dark purple; berries oblong-ellipsoid, flattened at apex, 5-6 mm long, 4 mm diam., dark purple except whitish at apex; seeds 1, ca. 5 x 3 x 2 mm.


    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 - 200 m.; Pacífico.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

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


    First published in Aroideana 27: 109 (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.

    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 and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    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.