Anthurium clidemioides Standl., Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. , Bot. Ser. 22(1): 3. 1940.
Distribution: Costa Rica and Panama
Sectional Placement: a member of section Polyphyllium
Description: Small scandent terrestrial or epiphyte. Stems thin and wirey, covered with corky tubercles; scandent with long internodes, adventitious roots forming along the internodes of the stem, no cataphylls; Leaves, petioles 2-5.5 cm long, leaf blade ovate-cordate and very bullate; Inflorescence, spreading and pendant, peduncle very short and obscured by the base of the leaf blade, spathe, green, lanceolate, spadix, purple; Berries, orange.
A more detailed description of this species.
Notes: One of the most unusual species in many respects. It is one of the smallest anthuriums and is one of only two species that form adventitous roots along the internodes of the stem. This character is what places this species in section Polyphyllium along with Anth. flexile
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