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

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Epiphyte; stem elongate, ca. 1 cm diam.; roots thick; cataphylls persisting intact, overlapping at base, drying yellow-brown. LEAVES spreading; petioles broadly sulcate, rounded to 3-ribbed abaxially, 7-12 cm long, 6-7 mm diam.; blades narrowly oblanceolate, subcoriaceous, 40-80 cm long, 5-11.5 cm wide, narrowly attenuate at base, long-acuminate at apex; primary lateral veins 10-12 per side, raised above and below (dry), departing midrib at 40°-45° angle, weakly arched to collective vein; the collective vein arising from the base or one of the lowermost primary lateral veins, 1-4 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE shorter than leaves; peduncle 29-32 cm long; spathe lanceolate-ovate, green, 5-7.7 cm long, 2-2.6 cm wide, clasping at base; spadix creamy white, oblong to clavate, 4.5-6 cm long, 0.8-1 cm diam. at base, 9 mm diam. at apex; 10-12 flowers visible in the principal spiral; tepals matte, longer than wide; stamens exserted, emerging in a somewhat irregular fashion in a complete sequence, the leading stamens 1-2 spirals ahead of the third and fourth; pollen yellow, faintly aromatic at anthesis. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix to 13 cm long; 1.5-1.7 cm diam.; berries bright red, obovoid, ca. 4.6-7 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; seeds 2, 2.7-2.9 mm long, 1.5-1.7 mm wide.
    Habitat
    Tropical wet forest formations.
    Distribution
    Costa Rica. Until recently it was known only from the Osa Península and the adjacent Golfo Dulce region, but now it has been collected in San José Province on the road to Purrita.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

    Anthurium eximium Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 412 (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