Anthurium berguidoi

Anthurium berguidoi

Anthurium berguidoi

A member of Anthurium secc. Porphyrochitonium, a large and widely distributed group of plants that are important components of most neotropical wet forests.


A terrestrial herb with short internodes (sections of stem between where the leaves connect) and fibrous, grayish, persistent cataphylls.

Foliage: Pedicles grooved, circumferentially ribbed when dried. Leaves more or less oblong in shape, with a single pair of basal veins and dark glandular dotting underneath (smooth above).

Flowering structure: Erect, shorter than the leaves. Spathe green, lance-shaped, and strongly decurved. Spadix changing color from rose to lavender to orange.

Fruiting structure: Spadix cream-colored. Berries red, containing a single seed each.

Fotos que muestran los espádices en flor (púrpura) y fructificación (rojo) de A. berguidoi de Croat et al. (2022).


Conocida del área alrededor de la localidad tipo en la Reserva Natural Privada Cerro Chucantí, en el borde de la provincia de Darién, y de la provincia de Panamá cerca de Chepo.

Biology and Natural History

Habitat: Grows on the ground, in soil or rocks, in wet tropical or montane wet forests around 700m in elevation.


A. berguidoi is named to honor Guido Berguido – a biologist, conservationist, and the founder of ADOPTA – in recognition of his efforts to preserve Cerro Chucantí's forests.


  • Croat, T.B., J.J. Grib, O.O. Ortiz, J. Tsai, C. Engineer & A. Grace (2022). The current status of Anthurium sect. Porphyrochitonium (Araceae) and allies, with many new species from Central and South America Aroideana. 45(2): 48–436. (Link)