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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium cotejense Croat

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Known at present only from the type locality of Coteje along the Río Timbiquí in Cauca Department of Colombia near sea level.
    Premontane rain forest life zone.
    The species is a member of Anthurium sect. Polyneurium and is characterised by its moderately long internodes, persistent, intact, reddish brown cataphylls, long-petiolate leaves with narrowly ovate-elliptic blades that are narrowly acuminate at apex, attenuate at base and with 10– 14 pairs of primary lateral veins, as well as by the slender purplish, short-stipitate spadix.

    The species is remarkably similar to Anthurium umbricola Engl. in shape and size, but that species is a member of A. sect. Porphyrochitonium, which has leaf blades less conspicuously acuminate at apex and with distinct dark punctations on the lower surface, which dries considerably darker yellow-brown. In contrast, A. cotejense has leaf blades narrowly long-acuminate at the apex that are eglandular and dry yellow-green on the lower surface. In addition, the cataphylls of A. cotejense persist intact, whereas those of A. umbricola are more frequently fibrous.

    No species really comes close in the Lucid Anthurium key to the new species and all species that remain present near the end of the keying process have leaf blades decidedly lobed at base.
    General Description
    Terrestrial plant; caudex elongated, rooting at the nodes; internodes 1–3.5 cm long, 0.8–1.2 cm diam.; cataphylls to 7 cm long, reddish brown, persistent intact. Leaves with petiole green, terete, 13–34 cm long, 4–5 mm diam.; geniculum c. 8 mm long, darker than petiole; blade ovate-elliptic,  long-acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, 18– 31 cm long, 9–15 cm wide, averaging 24.5 × 11.5 cm, 1.6–2.7 × longer than wide, 0.7–1.9 × as long as petiole, subcoriaceous, dark reddish green and semiglossy above, light green and semiglossy below, lacking glandular punctuations on both surfaces; midrib narrowly raised and slightly paler above, prominently round-raised and much paler below; primary lateral veins 10–14 pairs, arising at 45–55° angle, flat above, raised below, concolorous with midrib; collective veins generally arising from the 2nd pair of primary lateral veins, 3–10 mm from margin, concolorous with midrib. Inflorescences erect; peduncle terete, much thinner than petioles, 20–29 cm long, c. 2 mm diam.; spathe membranaceous, linear-lanceolate and acuminate, clasping the base of the stipe, 4–5.5 cm long, 0.6–1.1 cm wide, purplish; spadix stipitate for 2–3 mm, cylindrical and slender, 2–5 cm long, 2–4 mm diam., purplish. Flowers 1.4–1.6 mm long, 1.4–1.5 mm wide, 4–5 visible per spiral; tepals moderately glossy, minutely papillate with a few thick cellular inclusions, lateral tepals 1–1.1 mm wide, outer margins broadly 2-sided, inner margins broadly rounded; stamens held at level of tepals, 0.7 mm long and wide, thecae broadly divaricate.

    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. 50 m.; Pacífico.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium cotejense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 77 (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

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