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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Valle del Cauca).


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. 50 - 150 m.; Pacífico.
Hierba, epífita
No Evaluada


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

Collected in flower in the Bajo Calima region in February, March, and July, and in fruit in February.
General Description
Epiphytic, rarely terrestrial; stems short; internodes 5 - 10 mm x 1 - 2.2 cm, semiglossy, medium green; roots few per node; cataphylls 9.5 - 15.5 cm long, weathering to a few coarse, pale, persistent fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 9 - 29.5 cm x 2 - 5 mm (dry), subterete, somewhat flattened adaxially, weakly to obtusely sulcate, weakly glossy, medium green, drying pale green; geniculum 1 - 2 cm long, sharply sulcate, somewhat swollen, drying concolorous; blades 26 - 59 x 4.5 - 13.5 (-18) cm, subcoriaceous, oblong-narrow elliptic to ovate-narrow, elliptic, narrowly to broadly rounded at base, acuminate at apex, (2.7-) 4.3 - 6.6 times longer than petioles, usually widest near middle, upper surface matte to lustrous-velvety, dark green, drying dull to semiglossy and medium green, lower surface matte, paler than above, drying semiglossy and paler, major veins drying concolorous and barely raised in shallow valleys above, paler and acute to round-raised below; midrib convex, slightly paler above, round-raised, paler below; primary lateral veins 25 to 33 per side, departing midrib at a 45° - 55° angle, slightly curved to collective veins, sunken above, convex below; collective veins 3 - 4 mm from blade margin, originating from 3rd to 5th primary lateral vein; tertiary veins reticulate, obscure above, slightly raised, sometimes darker below. INFLORESCENCES erect; peduncle 10 - 31.5 cm x 2 - 3 mm (dry), about as long as petiole, light green, drying pale green; spathe spreading to reflexed, linear-lanceolate, 8 - 20 mm wide, 6.3 - 13 cm long, medium green or sometimes yellowish green, acuminate, acumen apiculate; spadix sessile, cylindrical, slightly tapered at apex, 6 - 14 cm x 3 - 5 mm (dry), semiglossy, pale green. Flowers square 1.6 - 1.8 x 1.4 - 1.6 mm, strongly exserted, margins becoming membranaceous and somewhat undulate in fruit; stigma oval. INFRUCTESCENCE to 16 cm long; berries early-emergent, green (immature), acute at apex.
Known only from the Bajo Calima region of Colombia, in the Department Valle.
Occurring in Tropical wet forest transition to Premontane (T-wf/P) life zone (Holdridge et al., 1971).

Native to:


Anthurium albertiae Croat & D.C.Bay appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Novon 16: 26 (2006)

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

  • Croat, T.B., Bay, D.C. & Yates, E.D. 2006. New Taxa of Anthurium (Araceae) from the Bajo Calima Region, (Valle, Chocó ) Colombia and Ecuador Novon. 16: 25-51

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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