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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Terrestrial herb; internodes short, 0.5–1 cm long, c. 8 mm diam., densely covered by remaining cataphyll fibres, rooting at the nodes; cataphylls to 7 cm long, decaying quickly to persistent brownish fibres. Leaves clustered at the top of the stem; petiole drying blackish, terete, sulcate near base, 13–21 cm long, 1–2 mm diam. near apex, to 4 mm diam. at base; geniculum c. 6 mm long; blade lanceolate, subcordate, widest at the base with short posterior lobes protruding outwards, slightly constricted below the middle, acuminate at the apex, spreading at 90° angle from the petiole, 15–22 cm long, 3.7–6.8 cm wide, 3.2–4.2 × longer than wide, 1–1.2 × as long as petiole, drying weakly glossy and light green above, subglossy and light green below; midrib blunt and tan above, roundraised and tan below; primary lateral veins 11–12 pairs, arising at 40–45° angle, somewhat sunken and  concolorous above, slightly raised and slightly lighter below; collective veins arising from the 1st pair of basal veins or from one of the lowest pairs of primary lateral veins, c. 1 mm from margin; basal veins 3–4 pairs, all free to the base. Inflorescences erect; peduncle slender, c. 20 cm long, 1–2 mm diam., drying concolorous with petioles; spathe lanceolate, reflexed, c. 5.5 cm long, 7 mm wide, green; spadix stipitate for 5 mm, cylindrical, blunt at the end, c. 3.5 cm long, 3 mm diam., dark purple. Flowers 5–6 visible per spiral, 1.5–1.6 mm long, 1.3–1.4 mm wide, sides parallel to spiral smoothly sigmoid; tepals weakly glossy, conspicuously pale glandular, lateral tepals 1–1.1 mm wide, the outer margins 2–3-sided, inner margins broadly rounded.
    Endemic to Colombia, known only from the type locality, Parque Nacional Munchique in Cauca.
    Premontane rain forest life zone.
    The species is a member of Anthurium sect. Xialophyllium and is characterised by its short internodes surrounded by the remnant cataphyll fibres, its long, lanceolate and subcordate leaf blades, which are widest at the base, dry pale green, have 11–12 pairs of primary lateral veins and 3–4 pairs of basal veins all free to the base, and the slender inflorescence with a green spathe and a dark purple spadix.

    Anthurium munchiquense somewhat  resembles A. macphersonii Croat & Oberle, but that species consists of much larger plants with the leaf blades widest above the middle, very prominent tertiary veins and larger inflorescences with a green or yellowish instead of a dark purple spadix as has A. munchiquense. It is also somewhat similar to A. alegriasense Engl., but that species has long internodes and broader, ovate-subcordate leaves that are widest just below the middle.

    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. 2350 - 2650 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium munchiquense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 91 (2010)

    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., Delannay, X. & Kostelac, C. 2010. New species of Araceae from Colombia. Willdenowia, 40 (1), 63-122.


    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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