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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium hygrophilum Engl.

        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.

    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1750 - 3525 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Stem erect, 0.6-1 m long, an inch [or 2.5 cm] diam.; cataphylls becoming purple from brown, 1.5 dm [15 cm] long, 2 cm wide, lanceolate, acute. LEAVES: Petiole terete, 3.5-4 dm [35 - 40 cm] long, 5-7 mm diam.; geniculum slightly long; blades coriaceous, deep green, elongate-oblong, narrowed from the lower third part toward the apex, about 3.5 dm [35 cm] long, narrowed toward the apex in an arcuate line, elegantly acuminate; posterior lobes 1 dm [10 cm] long, 8 cm wide, semioblong, introrse, obtuse, decidedly close together at the base; sinus oblong to parabolic, 3-4 cm wide; basal veins about 5 pairs, (the last [which is] parallel, excepted), joined at the base into largely naked small ribs, spreading arcuately at about a 90 degree angle and reflexed; primary lateral veins 6-7 pairs, all joined with basal veins into a continuous collective vein, in the anterior lobe, decidedly close to the margin. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 2-2.5 dm [20 - 25 cm] long; spathe 12 cm wide, lanceolate, clasping the peduncle at the base and a little decurrent to it, reflexed; spadix cylindrical, to 1 dm long, 6-7 mm diam., short-stipitate; tepals a little more than 2 mm long, almost 1.5 mm wide; stamens almost 3 mm long, scarcely 0.5 mm wide. Ovule almost equalling half of locule; funicle short, attached within the apex of the locule, Outer integument extended decidedly beyond the inner.
    Colombia. Cauca: in rain forests on the western slope of the western chain near Cali at about 1600-2000 m (Lehmann n. 2950, 3264); on the eastern slope of the Munchique near Popayán at about 2000 m (Lehmann n. 2831); in open oak woods near Popayán at about 1650 m (Lehmann n. 3619 - blooming in March). Ecuador. Azuay?: near Cerro Yanghuang between Pindilic and Shoray in the Andes of Cuenca, at about 2800-3300 m (Lehmann n. 7201 - blooming November and December (B)).



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium hygrophilum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 6: 276 (1885)

    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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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