1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium furcatum Sodiro

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Occurs in premontane wet forests, lower montane moist forests, premontane rain forests, and tropical moist forests.
    General Description
    Epiphytic (terrestrial); internodes short, 1.5-4.0 cm diam.; cataphylls reddish brown, 11-17 cm long, decomposing into thick fibers, persistent. LEAVES erect to spreading; petiole 30-100 cm x 4-8 mm, terete (flattened adaxially); geniculum 1.5-2.5 cm x 3-7 mm, drying conspicuously darker than the petiole; blades deeply trilobed to 4-9 cm from the base, subcoriaceous, 30-68 x 26-40 cm, medium green and semiglossy above, somewhat paler and matte below, upper surface covered with small linear raphides, base acute; central lobe oblong to linear-oblong, (19-)26-60 x 5-11 cm, apex acuminate; midrib narrowly raised above, sunken toward the apex, prominently raised below, rounded; primary lateral veins 15-26 per side, arcuate-ascending, sunken above, raised below, departing midrib at 60-70°; tertiary veins conspicuous; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost pairs of primary lateral veins and connecting to that of the lateral lobes, 2-4 mm from the margin, sunken above, raised below; lateral lobes falcate, 40-50°(-70°) from central lobe, 20-54 x 5-12 cm, apex narrowly rounded, inner margin nearly straight, outer margin broadly convex; basal veins 3-6 pairs, 2-4 of them joined for 5-12 cm; posterior ribs straight, 40-50°(-70°) from midrib, naked for up to 2-6 cm. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 22-60 cm x 3-5 mm, shorter than petiole; spathe green, linear-lanceolate, (6-)9-17 cm x (6-)9-20 mm, apex acuminate, base clasping; stipe 7-12 mm long; spadix bright red to violet-purple, cylindric to weakly tapered, 8-20 cm x 3-8 mm; 5-8 flowers per principal spiral, rhombic, ca. 2.8 x 2.0-2.5 mm, sides straight; tepals matte, lateral tepals ca. 1.6 mm wide, inner margin straight or somewhat depressed at center, outer margin bluntly angled; stamens weakly exserted; anthers ca. 0.5 x 0.4 mm, thecae broadly elliptic, slightly divaricate; pistils not emergent; stigma ellipsoid, 0.3-0.4 mm across. INFRUCTESCENCE dark red, 11-21 x 1-2 cm; fruits not emergent, oblong elliptic, ca. 5 x 2-3 mm.
    Conservation
    Near Threatened (NT)
    Distribution
    Known from the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium furcatum Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 17: 168 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. (2007). Taxonomic revision of Anthurium section Semaeophllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany 12: 173-234.
    • 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
    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. (2007). Taxonomic revision of Anthurium section Semaeophllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany 12: 173-234.

    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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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