Anthurium clidemioides

by Chuck Nishihira

A very interesting and beautiful scandent species of Anthurium from Costa Rica and Panama. The bullate leaves and absence of a peduncle the trailing habit together are very distinctive and make this species highly sought after.  The small leaves (for an Anthurium) and slow growth make it perfect for even modest sized terrarium.

This species is known from the Atlantic and Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica in tropical wet forest from sea level to 800 m elevation. In its sterile state, it could be mistaken for species of Piper, Dioscorea, Pileu, or even some Melastomataceae.

Information regarding distribution and phylogeny found on