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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Ecuador to Peru.


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

    Coastal Ecuador in El Oro, Manabí, and Guayas provinces, and in adjacent Tumbes Dept., Peru.
    In premontane moist, premontane dry, and very dry tropical forest life zones, as well as in tropical desert scrub. It is expected to be in tropical dry forest.
    General Description
    Terrestrial or epiphytic; stem to 40 cm long, 3-5 cm diam.; roots dense at the nodes, spreading-ascending, green to greenish white, fuzzy, ca. 7 cm long, 4-8 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 3.5-4.5 cm long, cucullate, rounded at apex, drying tan to brown, persisting & intact or as fine linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 5-21 cm long, (5)7-15(20) mm diam., ± D-shaped, flattened or convex with sharp, erect margins and an acute or obtuse medial rib adaxially, obtusely angled, usually 1-4-ribbed abaxially; geniculum slightly paler and thicker than petiole, 1-7 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate to oblanceolate-elliptic, obtuse to acute and apiculate at apex, narrowly acute, sometimes abruptly obtuse, less often broadly rounded at base, (40)70-137 cm long, (7)11-32(48) cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins strongly to moderately undulate; upper surface matte to semiglossy, medium green, lower surface matte to semiglossy, scarcely paler; midrib obtusely raised or flattened with a blunt medial rib at base, becoming acute toward the apex, same color as or paler than surface above, broadly and acutely raised at base, becoming convexly raised toward apex below; primary lateral veins 11-25 per side, departing midrib at 40-60° angle, straight- or arcuate- ascending to the margin, obtusely raised and nearly same color as surface above, convexly raised and paler than surface below; tertiary veins slightly raised, same color as surface above, slightly raised and darker than surface below; collective vein arising from near the apex, prominulous on both surfaces, ca. 5 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES spreading, sometimes erect; peduncle (20)40-80 cm long, (3)5-7 mm diam., 3.5-6(9)x as long as petioles, green to green heavily tinged with maroon, terete; spathe spreading to reflexed-recurled, coriaceous to subcoriaceous, green (sometimes tinged with violet-purple) to dark violet-purple or maroon, narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, (4)7-24 cm long, 0.6-4 cm wide, broadest near the base, inserted at 30-70° angle on peduncle, acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled), acute to subcordate at base; spadix usually brownish or olive-green to greenish yellow, sometimes reddish to violet-purple, sessile, cylindroid, slightly tapered, erect, usually somewhat curved, held at 140° angle from peduncle, (5)8-18 cm long, 5-10 mm diam. midway, 3.5-5 mm diam. near apex, broadest at the base; flowers 4-lobed, 1.2-2.5 mm long, 1.6-2.5 mm wide, the sides straight to sigmoid, 7-11 flowers visible in principal spiral, 6-7 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, weakly to moderately papillate; lateral tepals 0.8-1.4 mm wide, the inner margins straight to broadly rounded, the outer margins irregularly 3-4-sided; pistils emergent or not, reddish violet to dark purple or green; stigma linear to elliptic, 0.6-1 mm long; stamens emerging in a regular or scattered pattern, the laterals preceding the alternates by ca. 1/2 length of the spadix, the 3rd stamen preceding the 4th by ca. 15 spirals, arching over and obscuring pistil; anthers purplish violet to pinkish tan, 0.6-0.8 mm long, 0.8-0.9 mm wide; thecae oblong-ellipsoid to ovoid, slightly divaricate; pollen pale yellow to creamy, fading to white, spicy-scented. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading; spadix (6)14-28 cm long, 2 cm diam., greenish when young; mature fruits unknown; berries reddish brown, obovoid, 8-9 mm long, 4-5 mm diam.; seeds 5-6 mm long, 2.5-2.7 mm diam., 1.3-1.5 mm thick, with a gelatinous appendage at each end.


    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Anthurium barclayanum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pflanzenr., IV, 23B: 79 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • 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.


    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.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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