Aroids

Piedras Blancas

The following 5 aroids were photographed near the village of Piedras Blancas, east of Medellin, Colombia. All occur at about 2400 meters (7875 feet). These images were made on 16 August 2009. Thanks to Dr. Tom Croat for the identifications.

Xanthosoma sp. Habit

Aroid Unidentified 1 HabitXanthosoma sp. Inflorescence

Aroid Unidentified 1 Inflorescense

This aroid generally grows to about .75 meter high in moderatly to deeply shaded habitat. It tends to occur in damp to wet soils near Quebrada Matazanos. It seems to be almost weedy.

Philodendron Unidentified 1 Mature Leaves

Philodendron Unidentified 1 Mature Leaf

Philodendron Unidentified 1 Juvenile Leaves

Philodendron Unidentifed 1 Juvenile Leaf

This Philodendron was growing up a Pinus patula trunk near Quebrada Matazanos (Piedras Blancas, east of Medellin). No inflorescences were seen on 16 August 2009. The plant was growing near the 3 Anthuriums listed below

Anthurium Unidentified 1 Leaf

Anthurium Unidentified 1 Leaf

Anthurium Unidentified 1 Inflorescence

Anthurium Unidentified 1 Inflorescense

Unidentified Anthurium 1 grows in upland habitat dominated by Pinus patula along Quebrada Matazanos near the village of Piedras Blancas east of Medellin, Colombia. Elevation approximately 2400 meters (7875 feet.) It grows along with Unidentified Anthuriums 2 and 3 below. This plant is realatively small and grows to about 0.3 ot 0.4 meter high. Its main stems creep along the surface forming lose groups.

Anthurium Unidentified 2 Leaf

Anthurium Unidentified 2 Leaf Detail

Anthurium Unidentifed 2 Scale and Habit

Antherium Unidentified 2 Scale

Unidentified Anthurium 2 grows in upland habitat dominated by Pinus patula along Quebrada Matazanos near the village of Piedras Blancas east of Medellin, Colombia. Elevation approximately 2400 meters (7875 feet.) it occurs with Unidentifed Anthuriums 1 and 3. This is a large plant which is about 2.5 to 3 meters tall. It grows from a single stem. No inflorescences were observed on 16 August 2009.

Anthurium longegeniculum Engl.  Leaf and Habit

Antherium 3 Unidentified Habit

Anthurium longegeniculum Engl.  Inflorescence

Anthurium Unidentified 3 Inflorescence

Unidentified Anthurium 3 grows in upland habitat dominated by Pinus patula along Quebrada Matazanos near the village of Piedras Blancas east of Medellin, Colombia. Elevation approximately 2400 meters (7875 feet.) it occurs with Unidentified Anthuriums 1 and 2 above. This is a relatively small plant which is about 0.5 meter tall. It appears to grow from a single stem but forms lose clumps.

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6 Comments

  1. January 9, 2012 at 11:25

    Have you found a great flowers and fruit Anthurium (2)?

    • pbunch said,

      January 20, 2012 at 13:01

      Not sure what you mean. The Anthuriums bloom but all have so-so appearing inflorescences. Still looking for the “black” one that is said to grow in the area.

  2. Douger said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:16

    Nice stuff.
    I live in Costa Rica and collect a lot of airods too.
    How is your area of Colombia for heliconias ?

    • pbunch said,

      September 15, 2009 at 05:25

      Thanks Douger. Heliconias do very well in the Medellin area(1600 meters). As far I know there is only one that does well up near Santa Elena (2400 meters). We have not planted any in Medellin do to space restrictions.

  3. August 19, 2009 at 02:09

    These pictures took me back 45 years to a time when I was still living with my parents and growing many philodendron vines in my bedroom. The damp smell and the wonderful scent of a thatched open roof is almost totally recalled!

  4. islaverde said,

    August 19, 2009 at 00:44

    Thanks for the nice pics! Look forward to seeing more anthuriums and aroids posts.


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