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Croat, T. B., & Baker, R. A. (2020). STUDIES IN ARACEAE II: ANTHURIUM SECTION POLYPHYLLIUM. Selbyana, 2(2/3), 230–238. Retrieved from


Anthurium section Polyphyllium was established by Engler in 1879 to accommodate his species A. mexicanum. A translation of his Latin diagnosis for the section follows:

Sympodial branchlets multileaved, bearing, after one cataphylll, 4-6 leaves and a long pedunculate spadix, the lowermost internode of each branchlet adnate to the internode between the next to last leaf (Ln-1) and the last leaf (Ln) of the preceding branchlet. Blade oblong-lanceolate, base cordate, primary lateral nerves 2 and borne from the base, the interior collective nerve remote from the margin. Fruit oblong, subconoid, 2-locular with each locule one-seeded.


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