1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium beltianum Standl. & L.O.Williams

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


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

    General Description
    Terrestrial; stems thick, to 4 cm diam., leaf cars 4 cm wide; roots sparse, descending, tan; cataphylls coriaceous, 4-12 cm long, caudate and apiculate at apex, drying yellow (B & K Yellow 1/10), persisting as moderately coarse longitudinal fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 3-73 cm long, 5-8 mm diam., subterete, shalowly and bluntly sulcate, sometimes merely flattened adaxially; geniculum 1.5-2.5 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, triangular-ovate to ovate, acuminate at apex, deeply lobed al base, 14-51 ;m long, 8-36 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment, the margin undulate; posterior lobes 5-18 cm long from sinus to lip, the sinus hippocrepiform to triangular, acute to round at apex; both surfaces matte to semiglossy, sometimes with punctiform or linear raphide cells (more conspicuous on dry specimens); midrib raised above and below; basal veins 5-6 pairs, the first and second free, the remaining coalesced 2.7-4 cm, raised above and below; posterior rib turned up along the outer margin; primary lateral veins 4-8 per side, departing midrib at 40°-55° angle, flat to weakly raised above, raised below; interprimary veins flat above, raised below; lesser veins scarcely visible; collective vein arising from the first basal vein or one of the primary lateral veins, 1-2.5 cm from margin, flat above, raised below. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 20-67 cm long, 3-6 mm diam., slightly curved near base of spadix, shorter to longer than leaves; spathe green (B & K Green 6/2.5), subcoriaceous, narrowly ovate or boat-shaped, 8-15 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, broadest just above middle, long-acuminate at apex, de-current and clasping at base. inserted at 65°-80° angle on peduncle, held behind and hooding spadix; spadix pale green (B & K Green 7/2.5), glaucous, 6.5-12 cm long. 5-8 mm diam. at base, 4-5 mm diam. at apex, slightly curved just below middle so that the tip turns down; flowers 4-lobed, 2-3 mm long. 2.5-3.5 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid: 4-5 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-10 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, densely and minutely papillate, with droplets, lateral tepals 1.5 mm wide, the inner margin convex: pistils emergent, bright green; stigma slitlike with blunt papillae and a large droplet for 3 or 4 days before first stamens emerge; stamens emerging very slowly in a complete sequence from base. held in tight circle around pistil just above the tepals; anthers pale yellow, slanting over pistil before opening, ca. 0.6 mm long, 1.1 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, somewhat divaricate: pollen pale yellow, fading white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent, spathe persisting; berries obovoid-ellipsoid, yellow to yellow-orange, 13-15 mm long. 9-11 mm wide; pericarp thick, darker colored and lacking raphide cells near apex, numerous granular raphide cells in the lower half; mesocarp juicy, fragrant, sweet; seeds 1-2, semicircular to broadly ellipsoid, brown with numerous minute granular projections on surface, flattened. 8-9 mm long, 8-9 mm wide, 3 mm thick, encased in a thin envelope.
    Premontane wet forest life zones, on limestone outcrops.
    Guatemala and Central Nicaragua in the departments of Jinotega and Matagalpa.


    Native to:


    Anthurium beltianum Standl. & L.O.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ceiba 3: 103 (1952)

    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.
    • 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.


    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 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