A revision of the genus Anthurium is nearing completion for Mexico and Central America. The genus consists of more than 600 species with greatest diversity in the northern Andes in Ecuador and Colombia. In Central America Anthurium is most diverse in Panama and Costa Rica. There are approximately 130 species in Panama and 70 species in Costa Rica. Species diversity seems to drop off markedly north of Costa Rica with probably no more than 37 species known from all of Central America north of Costa Rica. Mexico is only slightly more diverse with approximately 43 species
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