1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium acutangulum Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central America to NW. Colombia.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    It is found only on the Atlantic slope in Honduras and Nicaragua, but on both slopes in Costa Rica and Panama. In Panama it occurs on the Pacific slope near the Continental Divide. Anthurium acutangulum is known from wetter parts of tropical moist, premontane wet, and tropical wet forest.
    General Description
    Epiphyte or rarely terrestrial; roots numerous; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 2.5-5(11) cm long, acuminate (the acumen apiculate), drying tan to light brown, persisting as linear fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles narrowly sulcate, rounded to sometimes 1-ribbed abaxially, 3-22 cm long, 4-7 mm diam.; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades elliptic to narrowly obovate, subcoriaceous, short-acuminate at apex, acute to obtuse at base, 15-34 cm long, 5-14 cm wide, broadest at middle or slightly above, both surfaces semiglossy, the lower surface punctate; midrib convexly raised above and below; primary lateral veins 8-10 per side, departing midrib at 55°-60° angle, ± straight to collective vein, loop-connected from base; collective vein rising from base, sunken on upper surface, 3-8 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading to pendent, equal to or longer than leaves; peduncle 12-61 cm long, 4-4.5 mm diam., terete or strongly ribbed abaxially, sometimes 3-ribbed adaxially, rarely 4-6 ribbed, the ribs irregularly spaced, tinged with red-violet near base, much longer than petioles; spathe green, tinged with red-violet (B & K Yellow-green 8/10), oblanceolate, 7-11.5 cm long, 1.2-1.5 cm wide, broadest at base, inserted at 40° angle on peduncle, sometimes slightly twisted; stipe 6-7 mm long in front, 2-3 mm long in back; spadix yellow-green (B & K Yellow-green 6/7.5), 8.5-21 cm long, 4-6 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic, 4.2-6 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide, the sides ± straight; ca. 5 flowers visible in the principal spiral and ca. 4-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, weakly punctate, papillate; lateral tepals 3-3.3 mm wide, the inner margins straight and flat; pistils emergent, green; stigma brushlike with droplets, dry and brown as stamens emerge; stamens emerging rapidly from base or middle, the first lateral stamens emerging at apex as third and fourth emerge at base, exserted on transparent filaments, 0.3-0.5 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide, retracting and holding anthers at sides of pistil, not contiguous; anthers creamy white, 0.5 mm long, 0.7-0.8 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, divaricate; pollen white, abundant. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; berries pale orange, ± obovoid, ca. 5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Honduras (La Mosquitia) to Colombia. It has also been recorded on the Hawaiin Island of Honolulu.
    [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 - 1335 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
    Habit
    Hierba, epífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Anthurium acutangulum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Costa Rica 45680.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 371 (1898)

    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.
    • 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.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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