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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium salvinii Hemsl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to 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.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 1800 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Wetter parts of tropical moist forest, in premontane wet, tropical wet, and also, rarely, in premontane rain forest.
    General Description
    Epiphytic, rarely epilithic; stem to 6 cm diam.; roots dense, usually ascending, some descending, moderately numerous, greenish to white, pubescent, moderately short and tapered, 3-6 mm diam.; cataphylls thick, fistlike, cucullate, rounded at apex, drying brown, persisting intact, ultimately becoming fibrous at base. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles (3)5-23 cm long, 10-20 mm diam., ± D-shaped to terete, flattened to sulcate adaxially, the margins not prominent, rounded abaxially (once reported as prominently 5-7-ribbed), the surface pale-speckled; geniculum paler and thicker than petiole, 0.7-2 cm long; blades moderately coriaceous, obovate to oblanceolate to broadly elliptic, acuminate to obtuse at apex, attenuate to rounded or truncate (rare subcordate) at base, (32)39-180 cm long, (9)13-50 cm wide, broadest usually above (sometimes at or near the middle), the margins slightly undulate; both surfaces semiglossy, medium green (B & K yellow-green 4/7.5) above, slightly paler below; both surfaces drying greenish to brownish green; midrib convexly raised at base, becoming acute toward the apex above, convexly raised at base, becoming obtusely raised toward the apex below; primary lateral veins 9-24 per side, convexly raised above and below; interprimary veins rarely present; tertiary veins weakly raised to obscure above, weakly raised to flat and darker than surface below; collective vein arising from near the apex or absent (often from below the middle in small plants), weakly raised, 3-5 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES spreading to usually pendent, shorter than leaves; peduncle 16-80 cm long, 2-5 mm diam., 3.1-10.3 x as long as petiole, terete; spathe spreading to recurled, coriaceous to subcoriaceous, purple or sometimes green tinged with red or purple (B & K yellow-green 6/5), lanceolate-linear, (4)10.5-40(50) cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, inserted at 45-90° angle on peduncle, gradually acuminate at apex (the acumen cuspidate, inrolled), rounded to truncate or acute at base; spadix pale green when immature, soon lavender to dull violet-purple to purple-maroon, glaucous, long-tapered, slightly curved, (6)10-34(47) cm long, 4-15 mm diam. near base, 2-7 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 2.4-2.5 mm in both directions, the sides straight to sigmoid; 6-8 flowers visible in principal spiral, 4-12 in alternate spiral; tepals matte; lateral tepals 1.2-1.3 mm wide, the inner margins broadly rounded; pistils emergent but not raised, green; stigma linear to oblong-ellipsoid, 0.6-0.9 mm long; stamens emerging from the base in a slow, regular progression; anthers orange to pale yellow to creamy white, ca. 1 mm long, 0.9 mm wide, held at edge of tepals and inclined over pistil; thecae ellipsoid; pollen pale yellow-orange fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix to 60 cm long; berries red, oblong-ellipsoid, rounded at apex, 10- 15 mm long; mesocarp transparent, gelatinous; seeds 2 per berry, oblong, flattened, ca. 3-5 mm long.
    Ranges from western Mexico (Chiapas), along the Pacific slope of Guatemala, and along the Atlantic and Pacific slopes from Nicaragua to Panama. There is also a single collection from Honduras (Atlantic slope) that appears to belong to this species. The species also occurs in Colombia, where it has been collected from Chigorodo and Dabeiba in Antioquia and Chocó departments.



    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Panamá


    Other Data

    Anthurium salvinii Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Salvin, O. [s.n.], Guatemala K000434060 Unknown type material


    First published in Diagn. Pl. Nov. Mexic.: 36 (1879)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.
    • 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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