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


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


Anthurium corallinum ranges from 500-1,400 m in elevation and is reported from the Departments of Amazonas, Huanuco, Madre de Dios, Pasco, and San Martin.

General Description

Epiphytic; roots few per node, whitish to yellowish green, 2-4 mm wide, spreading to descending; stem terete, yellowish green, smooth; internodes short, 0.6-1 cm long, 1 cm diam., covered by the cataphylls; cataphylls 4.2-15.3 cm long, up to 2-ribbed, lanceolate, green to reddish brown or dark brown, persistent entire, coriaceous. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 15.2-48.3 cm long, 0.3-0.6 cm wide, terete, green; sheath 2.1-11 cm long; geniculum 1.9-3.4 cm long, greenish; blades subcoriaceous, 19.5-42.6 cm long, 8.9-19.3 cm wide, wider to the middle, ovate-cordate, acuminate at apex, deeply cordate to base, margins convex, posterior lobes oblong to rounded, 2.9-9.4 cm long; sinus triangular; glossy, dark green above, lower surface much paler; midrib raised and more conspicuous above; primary lateral veins moderately obscure both surfaces, 10-15 per side, straight, departing midrib at 40-60° angles; tertiary veins obscure beneath; basal veins 3-4 pairs, free to base, convex above; collective veins 2-3, arising from 2nd and 3rd (4th) basal vein, subparallel, the first 0-2 mm from the margin, the second 3-7 mm from the margin, the third 1.2-2.9 cm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 10.7-34.7 cm long, 0.5-0.6 cm wide, terete, greenish, 0.7-0.8 times longer than the petiole; spathe chartaceous, green, persistent, spreading sometimes recurved, 9.8--14.8 cm long, 1.5-2.8 cm wide, oblong, acuminate to apex, cordate to base; spadix tapered, 10.4-13.4 cm long, 0.6-0.8 cm wide next to base, 0.4-0.5 cm long next to apex, greenish or yellow to dull red or reddish orange; flowers 4-lobed, sides sigmoid, 2 X 2 mm, 6-7 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals purple, matte, 3-6-sided, inner margin convex; pistils ca. 2 mm, emerging only after anthesis; filaments flattened, slightly convex; anthers rounding the stigmas at anthesis; thecae slightly divaricate; pollen whitish. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen; immature infructescence orange (fide Vasquez 22563); mature berries said to be orange (fide Schunke 5034).


This epiphytic species occurs in the Tropical Lower Montane wet forest (TLM-wf) life zone and is a member of section Calomystrium.

Native to:


Anthurium corallinum Poepp. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in E.F.Poeppig & S.L.Endlicher, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 84 (1845)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

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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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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