1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium fontoides R.E.Schult.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia.

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic
    Anthurium fontoides is very closely related to A. gracile (Rudge) Engl., a widespread tropical American species of which several varieties have been recognized. Later studies and collections may indicate that the concept here described as a species is deserving only of varietal rank. Anthurium fontoides can be separated from A. gracile on first sight by its narrower leaves which are basally decurrent, by the more closely packed basal bracts, by its much shorter petioles, and by its smaller spathe. Perhaps the greatest difference is to be found in its having an inflorescence which, instead of being subequal to the leaves, is less than half as long.
    Distribution
    Colombia.
    General Description
    Epiphytic herb, small, graceful. LEAF coriaceous, petiole straight, thick and terete, sulcate, somewhat dilated at the base, up to 2 cm long, 1.5 - 2 mm in diameter. Leaf blade pale green, glabrous, linear-lanceolate, very long-acuminate at the apex, long-cuneate and decurrent at the base, slightly revolute at the margin, abaxially minutely tessellate-squamulose, 18 - 26 cm long, 1.2 - 1.4 cm wide, veins thick, prominent on both surfaces with two secondary veins parallel to the midrib. INFLORESCENCE short, slender, with the peduncle up to 6 cm long, slightly flattened. Spathe firmly membranaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute at the apex, up to 3 cm long, 2 mm wide, reflexed in life, as seen red or purple. Spadix sessile, cylindric, not attenuate towards apex, 6 - 7 cm long, more-or-less 3 mm in diameter, probably yellow.
    [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. 100 m.; Amazonia.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium fontoides R.E.Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 16: 60 (1953)

    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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Schultes, R.E. 1953. Plantae Austro-Americanae VIII. De plantis principaliter vallis Amazonicis novis vel criticis notae diversae. Botanical Museum Leaflets Harvard University. 16(4): 60-61

    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