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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.

Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1100 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
No Evaluada


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Stem short, erect, freely rooting, the whole of the plant seen, excluding the peduncle and spadix, being about 15 inches [38.1 cm] high. LEAVES closely placed, glabrous; petiole erect, 6 - 10 inches [15.24 - 25.4 cm] long, including the geniculus, which is 5 - 6 lines [1.125 - 1.35 cm] long, quite terete, without a groove down the face, sheathing at the base, green; blade drooping, 10 - 14 inches [25.4 - 35.56 cm] long, 6 - 9 inches [15.24 - 22.86 cm] broad; peltate, elliptic-ovate, shortly acuminate, quite entire and broadly rounded at the base, or ? faintly emarginate, not in the least cordate or notched, of a rich and pleasing deep green, overspread with a velvety sheen, with very pale green nerves and primary veins, which often have a frosted-white border; underside pale green, sometimes with a faint purplish hue, primary nerves (including the midrib) 6-7, all radiating from the insertion of the petiole, prominent on the upper side, very slightly so beneath, when there are 6, one is directed straight back in a line with the midrib, forking about an inch [2.54cm] from the margin of the leaf into two branches (when there are 7 this backwardly directed nerve is divided to the base into two) which sweep in bold curves out to the margins below the middle of the leaf; the lower pair are first directed backwards in a widely-spreading manner, then curve forward out to the margin, and become excurrent near the apex of the leaf; the inner pair are widely ascending spreading at the base, then curve, and form a slightly looped nerve about 3/4 - 1 distant from the margin at the lower half, and becoming excurrent at the apex; the midrib gives out 3 or 4 primary veins on each side, which unite and form loops with the inner pair of nerves. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle rising to about twice the height of the leaves, 11/2 - 2 feet [45.72 - 60.96] long, terete, glabrous, green. Spathe 4 - 6 inches [10.16 - 15.24 cm] long, 1/2 - 2.3 inch [1.27 - 1.68 cm] broad, broadly linear or strap-shaped, acuminate, amplexicaul or shortly decurrent at the base, spreading, glabrous, green. Spadix about 6 inches [15.24 cm] long, 1/4 inch [0.64 cm] thick at the base, terete, gradually tapering to the obtuse apex, ochreous yellow, with a wax-like shining surface. Flowers 4-angled, about 1 line [2.25 mm] in diameter. Ovary green at the top, two-celled; stigma sessile very small.

Native to:


Anthurium forgetii N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Forget [s.n.], Colombia K000434216 Unknown type material
Forget [s.n.], Colombia K000434217 Unknown type material
Forget [s.n.], Colombia K000434215 Unknown type material

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 39: 161 (1906)

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

  • Brown, N.E. 1906. New or Noteworthy Plants. The Gardener’s Chronicle. Series 3 (39): 161-162

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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