Anthurium debilis

The stunning Anthurium debilis Croat & D.C.Bay. belongs to section Cardiolonchium.

Leaves are closely aggregated, erect to spreading onpetioles more or less erect, subterete to sharply C-shaped, dark green to brownish green or pink.The leaf blades are ovate, subcoriaceous, moderately smooth to weakly bullate,  medium green to dark olive-green, semiglossy to matte or matte-subvelvety. It is distinguished by itsterrestrial habit, ridged petioles, subvelvety upper leaf surface and the quilted blades that are only weakly bullate. This species is related to Anthurium splendidum Hort. Bull. and to Anthurium luxurians Croat & R.N.Cirino.


The genus name Anthurium is derived from Greek ánthos "flower" + ourá "tail" + New Latin -ium -ium . A very  literal translation of this would be 'flowering tail'.

Anthurium debilis

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  • Name: Anthurium debilis Croat & D.C.Bay
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Colombia (Valle del Cauca)
    Zone: 11-12
    Habitat: Areas of Tropical wet forest, Tropical pluvial forest and the transition zone between pluvial forest and Premontane wet forest. The species occurs along streams in shaded areas, usually wet clay soil.
    Height: 60cm
    Spread: 50-100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-220462; IPNI plant ID : 60436403-2; Tropicos ID : 50157999; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2872455; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1126279; iNaturalist taxon ID : 141479; WCSPF ID : 220462; Plants of the World online ID :; eBiodiversity ID : 322073; ID : 279341; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000340243

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded