Anthurium scandens

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Anthurium scandens


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 scandens
Subspecies: A. s. subsp. pusillum – A. s. subsp. scandens


Anthurium scandens (Aubl.) Engl. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(2): 78 (1878).


  • Basionym
    • Dracontium scandens Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 2: 836 (1775).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Belize; Bolivia; Brazil Northeast; Brazil South; Brazil Southeast; Central American Pac; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Leeward Is.; Nicaragua; Panam; Peru; Puerto Rico; Suriname; Trinidad-Tobago; Venezuela; Venezuelan Antilles
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

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


  • Engler, H.G.A. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), 1878. Fl. Bras. 3(2): 78
  • USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: pearl laceleaf
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