1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium caperatum Croat & R.A.Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to Colombia.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Epiphytic near the ground or terrestrial: roots (1)3-5 mm diam., directed outward and downward; stem 60-120 cm long, 2.5-5 cm diam.; leaf scars 2.5-4.5 cm wide, cataphylls coriaceous, green tinged with purple, 14-40 cm long, narrowly rounded at apex with a subapical apiculum ca. 3 mm long, drying pale brown, weathering into fine fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 24-109 cm long, 6-15 mm diam., subterete, shallowly and bluntly sulcate; geniculum 1.5-5 cm long; blades ovate to narrowly ovate, subcoriaceous, usually weakly bullate, abruptly to gradually acuminate at apex, prominently lobed at base, 46-120 cm long, 30-69 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 26-90 cm long, the margins ± straight; posterior lobes 12-30 cm long, flat or directed inward, often overlapping, the sinus spathulate, obovate or hippocrepiform, broadly acute to obtuse or rounded at apex; upper surface semiglossy or almost matte; lower surface matte; midrib sharply raised in a weak valley above, diminished and sunken near apex, convexly raised below, sometimes weakly ribbed or striate; basal veins 4-9 pairs, (second) fourth to seventh coalesced (2)4.5-9 cm, raised above and below, the posterior rib stout, curved or nearly straight, naked, rolled up along the outer margin; primary lateral veins 9-18 per side, departing midrib at 55° angle, ± straight to slightly ascending to a weak collective vein, sharply raised in weak valleys above, raised below; collective vein usually arising from fourth or fifth basal vein, sunken above and raised below, 1-4(10) mm from the margin, loop-connecting the basal and primary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCE erect, much shorter than the leaves; peduncle 6-54 cm long, 8-13 mm diam., subterete or terete, as long as petioles; spathe thin, pale green (B & K Yellow-green 7/10), lanceolate-oblong, 10-28 cm long, 3.3-4.8 cm wide, broadest in lower third, sometimes erect, usually spreading to reflexed, often twisted and rolled up, inserted at 10°-30° angle on peduncle; spadix sessile, pale green (B & K Green 8/2.5), (3)7-18(28) cm long, 10-20 mm diam. at base, 6-12 mm diam. at apex; flowers 4-lobed, to 1.8 mm long, to 1.5 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid; 12-15 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 17-19 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, the lateral tepals to 1 mm wide, the inner margin ± straight; pistils slightly emergent, very glossy, whitish green with darker green stigmatic area; the stigma elliptic, 0.2 mm long, glossy, exserted with glistening papillae; stamens emerging scattered throughout the spadix, sometimes with the alternate stamens preceding the lateral ones; filaments ca. 1 mm long, anthers pale yellow, ca. 4 mm long and 5-6 mm wide; thecae oblong; pollen yellow, fading white. INFRUCTESCENCE usually pendent, spathe often absent; spadix 15-40 cm long, to 2.5 cm diam.; berries ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute to rounded and green at apex, greenish-white to yellowish-green at base (white fide label of Alien 2419) to 9 mm long, ca. 5 mm wide; seeds 2, oblong and ± flattened, dark brown, 3.5-5 mm long, 2.2-2.4 mm wide, 1.5-1.8 mm thick.
    Distribution
    Costa Rica, Panama and Antioquia department of Colombia.
    Habitat
    It occurs on both the Atlantic and Pacific slopes in premontane wet forest, premontane rain forest and lower montane rain forest.
    [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. 800 - 2060 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, epífita, hemiepífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium caperatum Croat & R.A.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Brenesia 16(Suppl.): 32 (1979)

    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.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    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