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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rhodospatha Poepp.
      1. Rhodospatha herrerae Croat & P.Huang

        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.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Rhodospatha herrerae is known only from the type locality at La Planada in Narino Department of Colombia in Premontane wet forest at 2,148 m elevation.

    General Description

    Epiphytic; internodes short, 0.7-2.5 cm long, ca. 0.7 cm diam. and brownish gray and semiglossy, drying yellow to brown, glossy, closely and acutely irregularly ridged; petioles 14-17 cm long (averaging 16.3 cm), 0.2-0.5 cm diam., sheathed to the geniculum, the apex narrowly attenuated or sometimes inconspicuously ending abruptly, the geniculum sharply, drying dark brown, matte; young petioles bright pinkish brown; blades oblong-elliptic, weakly acuminate at apex, rounded to obtuse and weakly inequilateral at base, 20-22 cm long, 7-8 cm wide (averaging 21 x 7.5 cm), 2.5-3.1 times longer than wide, 1.3-1.6 times longer than the petioles, inequilateral, one side 6-8 mm wider, subcoriaceous; dark green and matte on upper surface with a pinkish brown margin, drying dark brown and matte, pinkish brown and semiglossy on lower surface, drying dark yellow-brown and weakly glossy; midrib narrowly sunken and drying relatively concolorous to weakly paler on upper surface, raised, convex, narrowly rounded and relatively paler on lower surface; basal veins lacking; primary lateral veins 10-12 pairs, weakly raised and drying concolorous and undulated on the upper surface, narrowly raised and drying slightly paler and undulated. on the lower surface, arising at 65-70° angle near the base to 35-45° near the apex, slightly more prominent than the visible interprimary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCES erect, axillary; peduncle ca. 10 cm, 2-3 mm diarn., ca. 1.1 times longer than spathe, drying dark brown. matte; spathe broader than long, greenisli, iounded and long-apiculate at apex, 8.7 cm long, 10.2 cm wide (the apiculum to 15 cm long, drying to 15 mm diam.; spadix cylindroid, stipitate 1.2 cm, 5.8 cm long, ca. 1.1 cm diam. Flowers lilac, 1.7-2 mm long, 1.4-1.8 mm wide upon drying, style grayish, stigma 0.7-0.8 mm long, narrowly elliptic. Berries unknown.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Rhodospatha herrerae Croat & P.Huang appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 33: 121 (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
    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

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

    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.