Anthurium pentaphyllum

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Anthurium pentaphyllum


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Pothoideae
Tribus: Anthurieae
Genus: Anthurium
Species: Anthurium pentaphyllum
Varieties: A. p. var. bombacifolium – A. p. var. pentaphyllum


Anthurium pentaphyllum (Aubl.) G.Don, 1839


  • Basionym
    • Dracontium pentaphyllum Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 2: 837 (1775).
  • Homotypic
    • Pothos pentaphyllus (Aubl.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 687 (1798).



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Belize; Bolivia; Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil Southeast; Brazil West-Central; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam; Suriname; Trinidad-Tobago; Venezuela
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Don, G. in R. Sweet, 1839. Hort. Brit. ed. 3:633. 1839
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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