Anthurium veitchii Mast.

First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 6: 772 (1876)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Colombia (Choco, Antioquia). It is an epiphytic subshrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is has environmental uses.


Biogeografic region: Andean, Pacific. Elevation range: 300–1510 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Endemic to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Chocó.
Herb, Epiphyte.

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E.

Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: low confidence

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Stem short or contracted. LEAVES: Petiole 60 - 95 cm long, terete and not canaliculated, geniculum 1 inch long, terete, thickened. Leaf blade elongate-oblong, gradually narrowed towards the apex, 50 - 90 cm long, 20-25 cm wide, posterior lobes semi-oblong, very obtuse, either overlapping or separated by a very narrow triangular sinus, basal primary lateral veins retrorse, primary lateral veins of the midrib 18 - 25 on each side or more, patent, curving near the margin. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle terete, ca. 50 cm long. Spathe 7 - 8 cm long, 3 - 4 cm wide, erect at first, later reflexed, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, subcordate at the base, coriaceous, pure- to ivory- white. Spadix a little shorter than spathe, subsessile, whitish rose. Tepals white, oblong, obtuse at the apex, somewhat horned abaxially. Stamen filaments white, flattened, 4 times longer than anthers. Ovary elongate, oblong, with a rudimentary stigma.
Colombia, Murri.

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, endémica y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 300 - 1510 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, epífita
No Evaluada


Use Environmental
Environmental uses.


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