1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium recavum 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

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 600 - 2095 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada

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

    General Description
    Terrestrial or epiphytic plant; internodes short or to 3 cm long, 1.5–4 cm diam.; cataphylls persisting intact to semi-intact, reddish brown, 10–15 cm long. Leaves with petiole terete, obtusely, narrowly and shallowly sulcate adaxially, 15–94 cm long, to 15 mm diam. at base, 8 mm diam. at apex, firm, medium to dark green, semiglossy, reddish and swollen at base; geniculum 2–3.5 cm long, 5–8 mm diam., swollen, sometimes tinged violet-purple; blade narrowly ovate-sagittate, obtuse and long-cuspidate at apex, prominently lobed at base, 18–68 cm long, 10–28 cm wide, averaging 41.5 × 17.3 cm, 1.8–2.6 × longer than wide, 0.6–1.5 × as long as petiole, subcoriaceous and markedly quilted, glossy or semiglossy, dark or medium green above, moderately paler and  sometimes purplish-tinged below, young blades brownish-purple; anterior lobe 13–53 cm long, broadly convex along the margin; posterior lobes 6–18 cm long, 4–10.5 cm wide; sinus narrowly hippocrepiform to spathulate, with the posterior lobes markedly turned inwards and sometimes overlapping, 5.5–17 cm deep, 1–5 cm wide; major veins narrowly convex above, paler convex below; midrib bluntly acute and weakly paler or concolorous above, acute and slightly paler below; primary lateral veins quilted, 4–5 pairs, rising at 60–75° angle, sometimes first arising at a steep angle before spreading narrowly raised, bluntly acute and  concolorous in deep, broad valleys above, acutely pleated-raised and slightly paler below; interprimary veins lacking; tertiary veins in part sunken above, sharply raised below; collective veins arising from (1st–)3rd–4th pair of basal veins, rarely (on younger plants) from the lowermost primary lateral veins, prominently loop-connecting the primary lateral veins, 1–6 mm from margin; basal veins 5–8 pairs, 1st 1–2 pairs free to the base, 4th–5th(–6th) fused 2.5–4.5 cm; posterior rib thick, broadly curved, naked 1.5–5 cm. Inflorescence erect; peduncle terete, thinner than the petioles, (19–)29–40 cm long, 3–5 mm diam., purplish tinged; spathe lanceolate, recurled, 10–13 cm long, 1.5–3.2 cm wide, greenish purple or  purple-red to red-violet on both surfaces, glossy; spadix stipitate 3-12 mm, cylindrical, 9–15 cm long, 7–13 mm diam., pink, rosy violet, rosy-purple or lavender-purple, glossy. Flowers 1.8–2 mm long, 1.7–1.9 mm wide, 8–9 visible per spiral; tepals drying yellowish red-brown, conspicuously granular; lateral tepals 1.3–1.5 mm wide, outer margins 2-sided with each margin somewhat rounded, inner margins rounded; stamens white,  prominently exserted. Infructescence reddish.
    Endemic to Colombia (Valle del Cauca), known only on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental.
    Lower montane wet forest, Premontane wet forest and Premontane moist forest life zones.
    The species is a member of Anthurium sect. Calomystrium and is characterised by its terrestrial or epiphytic habit, persistent, intact cataphylls, terete petioles, narrowly ovate-sagittate and moderately glossy blades with prominently quilted-sunken primary lateral veins and a narrow sinus as well as by its purplish spathe and rosy or purple spadix.

    Anthurium recavum is similar to another new species, A. delannayi, found only in Chocó Province of Colombia, but differs by having short internodes, glossy leaves, and a purplish spathe and rosy spadix (instead of a green spathe and white spadix for A.  delannayi). It also occurs at higher altitudes than A. delannayi, which grows at 300–470 m elevation in a Premontane moist forest life zone.

    Anthurium recavum is also somewhat similar to A. viridescens Engl. and A. subtriangulare Engl., but those species have wider, more triangular leaves instead of the narrowly elliptic leaves of A. recavum.


    Native to:


    Anthurium recavum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 40: 99 (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
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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 http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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