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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium salgarense is endemic to Colombia, known only from Antioquia Department in Tropical dry forest, Premontane wet forest and Lower montane wet forest at 900-1,800 m in elevation.

    General Description

    Terrestrial on steep rocky banks; internodes short, to ca. 5 cm diam.; cataphyll fibers reddish brown, persisting semi-intact, coarsely fibrous especially at base, 20-22 cm long. LEAVES with petioles erect-spreading, terete, 122-151 cm long, 1.51-1.57 times longer than blades, 1.7 cm diam. near base, 1.2-1.3 cm diam. near middle, 0.9-1.1 cm diam. at point of attachment with geniculum, brittle (snapping when being bent sharply), pale green (same color as abaxial side of leaves), smooth; geniculum 2.6-3.5 cm long, wider than petiole, 1.4-1.6 cm diam, same color, shape and texture as petiole; blades broadly ovate-sagittate, 81-96 cm long, 30-40 cm diam., 2.4-2.7 times longer than wide, widest about 5-10 cm below petiole attachment, margins undulate, apex acute, convex, subcoriaceous, weekly glossy above, glossier below, dark green above, much paler below; anterior lobe 50-60 cm long, somewhat convex at the margins, posterior lobes imbricate, 32.5-38.5 cm long, 27.5-37.5 cm wide; sinus obovate, 25-35 cm; major veins raised and paler than surface on both sides, greenish-yellow, narrowly rounded above, bluntly acute below, becoming more acute toward margins; basal veins 10-11 pairs, the first free, the remaining to some extent coalesced, the 5th pair coalesced to 10 cm, 6th-10th coalesced to 13 cm, further branched toward margin; posterior ribs 9-13 cm, prominently ascending near margins; midrib convex at base, narrowly midway, acute-rounded at apex above; primary lateral veins 12-14 per side, arising at 45-55° angle from midrib, first 6-7(8-9) free to margin, prominently ascending near margin; secondary veins in part sunken above; tertiary veins prominulous below; collective veins arising from the 6-8th lateral veins, about 1 cm from margin, loop-collecting the primary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, about as long as the leaves; peduncle 124-153 cm long; spathe spreading-reflexed, green, 13-18.5 cm long, 2.5-7 cm wide near base, gradually tapered to apex, the margins markedly undulate; spadix yellow-green (B&K 612.5), becoming dark green with paler pistils, finally brown, to 34.7 cm long, 10 mm diam. at base, 7 mm diam. near middle, 5 mm diam. at 1 cm from apex, prominently stipitate, stipe 5-11 cm long; flowers 7-9 per principal spiral, 2.4-2.7 mm long, 2.0-2.2 mm wide; tepal minutely papillate, matte, embedded with thick subcircular pale inclusions visible at lOX magnification; lateral tepals 1.3-1.5 mm wide, broadly triangular on outer margin, straight on inner margin; stamens forming a tight circle, nearly all contiguous, anthers 0.4 mm long, 0.6 mm wide; thecae ovoid.


    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. 762 - 1860 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium salgarense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 26: 5 (2003)

    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.
    • 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.


    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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.