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

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Terrestrial or rarely epiphytic; roots numerous, thick, velutinous; cataphylls persisting as fibrous network, subcoriaceous, 6-10 cm long, acuminate at apex (the acumen apiculate), drying dark tan (B & K Yellow 5/5). LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles (2)6-22 cm long, (3)6-9 mm diam., flattened to broadly sulcate adaxially, sharply 3-ribbed abaxially; blades epunctate, ob-lanceolate to broadly oblanceolate, gradually acuminate at apex, long attenuate at base, (11)25-62 cm long, (3.5)5.5-27 cm wide, broadest at middle; midrib raised above and below, paler than surface, sometimes yellow; primary lateral veins 8-12 per side, departing the midrib at 40°-45° angle; collective vein arising from the third to fifth primary lateral vein, 3-5 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect, usually shorter than leaves; peduncle 24-53 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., much longer than petioles; spathe green, linear-lanceolate, 5-12 cm long, 0.7-1.1 cm wide; spadix sessile, green to white, sometimes tinged with red-violet, 7-16 cm long, 6-8 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; flowers square to rhombic, ca. 2 mm in both directions, the sides ± straight; 5-6 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-7 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; lateral tepals 0.5 mm wide, the inner margins turned up. INFRUCTESCENCE with greenish-yellow, obovoid berries often not developing in apical one quarter to one half of spadix.
    Habitat
    Tropical moist, premontane wet, and tropical wet forest life zones
    Distribution
    Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium acutifolium Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 365 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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.
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    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