1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium obtusum (Engl.) Grayum

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. Tropical America.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1940 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor
    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution

    Anthurium obtusum is a widely distributed species. It ranges from the Caribbean area (Dominican Republic) and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Panama), to Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Caldas, Caqueta, Choco, Cundinamarca, Guainia, Huila, Meta, Narifio, Putumayo, Valle del Cauca), Ecuador (Azuay, Carchi, EI Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Rlos, Manabl, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Zamora-Chinchipe), Peru (Amazonas, Cusco, Huanuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, San Martin, Tumbes) and Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz) in the western Andes as well as to Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Zulia), French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Roraima) in eastern South America.

    General Description

    Climbing epiphyte; internodes less than 1 cm long, to 5 mm wide, brownish gray upon drying; cataphylls to 2 cm long, drying brown, persisting as a fine reticulum of fibers, especially on upper nodes; petioles D-shaped, broadly and sharply sulcate adaxially, 5-10 mm long (averaging 8 mm), 1-2 mm diam., sulcate; geniculum 3-5 mm long; blades ovate-elliptic, apiculate at apex, acute to rounded at base, 3-7 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide (averaging 5.9 x  3.1 cm), 1.8-2.3 times longer than broad, 2.8-3.5 times longer than the petioles, broadest at or near the center, subcoriaceous; upper surface semiglossy to matte, lower surface matte, both surfaces dark glandular-punctate; midrib acutely raised above, narrowly rounded below; primary lateral veins many and scarcely more prominent than interprimary veins; collective veins arising from base, 2-3 mm from margin; INFLORESCENCES erect-spreading, shorter than the leaves; peduncle 1-2 cm long, 1-2 mm diam.; spathe erect, lanceolate, brown on drying, to ca. 2 cm long, 1 cm wide; spadix greenish white to pinkish, 1.5-2.5 cm long, tapered from 4 mm diam. at base to 2 mm diam. at apex. INFRUCTESCENCES 4-7 cm long, 1-1.5 cm diam.; berries white or sometimes pale lavender, globose, 5-7 mm diam.; seeds 4-10 per berry, oblong.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

    Anthurium obtusum (Engl.) Grayum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytologia 82: 35 (1997)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0