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

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


    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. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2160 - 2160 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    Scandent plant; caudex elongated, rooting at the nodes; internodes 5–14 cm long, 8–10 mm diam.; cataphylls membranaceous, 6–7.5 cm long, soon weathering to pale brown fibres. Leaves erect; petiole 14–25 cm long, 4–5 mm diam., sulcate, winged at base, geniculate at apex; geniculum c. 2 cm long, darker than petiole; blade narrowly ovate-elliptic, obtuse to almost rounded and weakly acuminate or apiculate at apex,  subcordate to rounded at base, 23–27 cm long, 9–12 cm wide, c. 2.5 × longer than wide, 1.05–1.8 × longer than petiole,  moderately coriaceous, matte and dark green above, matte and lighter below, drying yellow-brown, sparsely and weakly glandular-punctuate above and more prominently glandular-punctate below; midrib moderately raised in valley and concolorous above, drying costate, roundraised and darker below; primary lateral veins 10–14 pairs, rising at 75–85° angle, diffuse, connecting to 2nd pair of basal veins; basal veins 2 pairs, the outer pair arising from the base and soon merging with the leaf margin, the inner and principal pair arising from the lowermost pair of primary lateral veins and forming the collective veins; collective veins arising from 1st pair of primary lateral veins, extending to the apex and running 1–1.5 cm from margin. Inflorescences erect; peduncle slender, 16–19 cm long, 2–3 mm diam.; spathe lanceolate, reflexed, 3–5.5 cm long, 1–1.2 cm wide; spadix stipitate 5–9 mm,  cylindrical, 5.5–7 cm long, 4–6 mm diam. Flowers 2.7–2.8 mm long, 2.3–2.4 mm wide, 7 visible per spiral; tepals semiglossy,  sparsely pale-warty, lateral tepals 1.3 mm wide, outer margins 2-sided, inner margins rounded.
    Endemic to Colombia, occurring in Valle Department. It is at present known from only two collections, one from the vicinity of Pichindé at 3°26'N, 76°37'W and the other at San Antonio west of Cali near the Continental Divide.
    Premontane moist forest and possibly also in Lower montane moist forest life zones.
    The species is characterised by its elongate internodes, persistent, semi-intact to pale fibrous cataphylls, narrowly ovate-elliptic, subcordate yellow-brown-drying blades with two pair of collective veins with broadly spreading lateral veins and especially by its narrowly cylindric spadix.

    Anthurium pichindense is most easily confused with A. jesusii, currently considered a member of A. sect. Digitinervium. A. jesusii differs in having larger blades and a longer, more than 11 cm long, more narrowly  tapered spadix.

    The species has also been confused with Anthurium caucanum, but the leaf blades of that species are typically narrower, usually 3–4 × longer than broad, dry dark brown with the lower surface typically semiglossy and have only a single pair of collective veins

    Other species that might be confused with Anthurium pichindense are A. oreodoxum Sodiro from Ecuador at Vulcán Pululahua northwest of Quito in Pichincha Province and A. macrocephalum R. E. Schultes from Colombia at eastern slopes in the Cordillera Occidental in Cauca Department. Both species differ in having much larger leaves, more than 25 cm wide, and a much longer spadix exceeding 15 cm.


    Native to:


    Anthurium pichindense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 40: 95 (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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0