Anthurium pentaphyllum var.bombacifolium (Schott) Madison, Selbyana 2: 278. 1978
Etymology: A reference to the shape of the leaves being similar in appearance to that of the Bombax tree.
Distribution: Found from Mexico to Panama.
Sectional Placement: This species belongs to section Dactylophyllium.
Description: See this species described in more detail.
Notes: This variety of this species was described by Michael Madison in 1978. At the same time, he placed several names into synonomy with A. pentaphyllum var. bombacifolium. Among them are:
Anthurium bombacifolium Schott, Oest. Bot. Zeit. 8: 182 ( 1858). Anthurium aemulum Schott, Bonplandia 7: 165 (1859). Anthurium karwinskyi Schott, Oest. Bot. Zeit. 9:101 (1859).
Two other varieties are recognized by Madison.
Anthurium pentaphyllum(Aubl.) G. Don var. pentaphyllum Anthurium pentaphyllum(Aubl.) G. Don var. digitatum (Jacq.) Madison
See Selbyana 2:276-279 for more synonyms and more complete descritptions and discussion on this species.
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