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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Colombia.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium zuloagae is known only from the type in Boyaca Province of Colombia in the Municipio de Pajarito, Corregimiento de Corinto at 1,000 m elevation in Premontane rain forest.

    General Description

    Epiphytic; internodes short, 1.5 cm diam.; cataphylls 7-11.5 cm long, initially with the dark reddish brown parallel fibers, turning pale brown with fragments of brown epidermis, soon disheveled. LEAVES erect, trisect; petioles pale olive-green, tinged with violet, 40-47 cm long, 4-5 mm diam., subterete, drying light grayish brown, weakly glossy; geniculum 11 mm long, subterete, weakly sulcate; blades 22-31.5 cm long, 18.5-26 cm wide, bright yellow-green above, paler and greenish gray below, drying medium gray above, medium yellowish gray-brown to gray below; medial segment oblanceolate, 22.7-31.5 cm long, 6-8 cm wide, narrowly long-acuminate and down-turned at apex, narrowly attenuate at base; the primary lateral veins arising at up to 60° angle toward the base, to 35° angle toward the apex; the collective veins arising from one of the lowermost primary lateral veins; lateral segments 19.5-25.5 cm long, 5.5-11.5 cm wide, weakly falcate, inequilateral with the outer side up to 1 cm wider, bluntly acute to weakly acuminate at apex, inequilateral and attenuate at base; primary lateral veins arising at an acute angle then spreading at 20-30° angle from midrib, forming an inner collective vein that extends to the apex, the outermost pair of collective veins running close to the margin and extending to near the apex before merging with the margin. INFRUCTESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle shorter than the petiole, 33-39 cm long, tinged with violet, drying dark brown, 3 mm diam.; spathe 8.7-9 cm long, 8 mm wide, narrowly acuminate at apex, dark lemon-green, paler on the upper surface; spadix weakly tapered to apex, lemon green, sessile, 13-19 cm long, 4-5 mm diam. on drying; flowers 6-7 per spiral, 1.8-2.5 mm long, 1.7-2.2 mm Wide; lateral tepals 1.1 mm wide, outer margin 2-sided, inner margin broadly rounded; stamens aggregated closely around stigma; anthers .5-.6 mm long, .8 mm wide; thecae ovoid, moderately divaricate.


    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. 1075 - 1150 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium zuluagae Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 31: 83 (2008)

    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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