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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium chocoense Croat

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium chocoense is endemic to Colombia, known only from the Department of Choco.

    General Description

    Rupicolous herb; stems short; internodes short, 8-15 mm diam.; roots numerous; leaf scars hidden by cataphylls; cataphylls 5.5-6.5 cm long, briefly intact, then weathering into fine, pale fibers; petioles subterete, weakly sulcate adaxially, 8-23 cm long, 0.5-0.7 the length of the blades; geniculum 8-15 mm long, drying darker than surface; blades subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptic, gradually acuminate at apex, narrowly acute at base, 21-28 x 1.5-2.7 cm, broadest usually at the middle; upper surface dark green and iridescent, lower surface yellow-green, both surfaces drying matte to weakly glossy, epuncate on the upper surface, inconspicuously and densely pale-punctate on the lower surface (punctations irregularly shaped, raised, but not apparently glandular); midrib convex and concolorous above, drying prominently raised, narrowly raised and paler below, drying raised and irregularly ridged; primary lateral veins many, not at all distinguishable from the interprimary veins upon drying, departing midrib at 20-50° angle, straight or weakly curved to the collective veins, weakly sunken above and about as prominent as collective veins, raised below and more prominent than primary lateral veins, drying prominently raised on both surfaces; interprimary veins numerous, drying prominulous on both surfaces; collective veins drying raised on both surfaces, generally more prominent than the lateral veins, not loop-connecting the primary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, usually several per plant at flowering; peduncle terete, 30-53.5 cm long, 2-3 mm diam.; spathe green, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, 3.5-4 cm x 5-8 mm, broadest usually just above the base, abruptly to gradually acuminate at apex, acute at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix white at anthesis, becoming green post-anthesis, weakly tapered to apex, 3.7-6.0 cm x 3-6 mm near the base, 2-3 mm diam. near the apex. Flowers subquadrangular, 2.0-2.2 X 1.4-1.6 mm, 5-6 flowers visible in the principal spiral; tepals semiglossy, the lateral tepals 2-2.2 mm wide, the inner margin thin, broadly rounded, outer margin obtusely 2-3-sided. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen, but berries white (fide Idrobo 1901).


    All collections have been found either on rocks in streams or rooted at the margins of streams.


    Flowering plants have been collected in February, April and July.


    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. 80 - 1000 m.; Pacífico.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium chocoense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 30: 30 (2007)

    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

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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.