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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Ecuador, in the western forests near Gualea; Atacatzo.
    General Description
    Stem very thick, climbing, 1-2 m tall, 7-8 cm thick, internodes short. Cataphylls broadly triangular-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, eventually decomposing. LEAVES: Petiole thick, 70 cm long, adaxially ± flattened, shorted than blade, geniculum 5-7 cm long. Blade very large, coriaceous, somewhat shining below, elongate-triangular-cordate, ca. 90-140 cm long, ca. 45-90 cm wide in basal portion, in the middle ca. 26-50 cm wide, long-narrowed above the middle, anterior lobe strongly narrowed in lower third by an arching line, and thereafter to the apex gradually narrowed by a straight line, posterior lobes 3.5 times shorted than anterior lobe, strongly obtuse, retrorse and strongly introrse, primary lateral veins of the anterior lobe more than 20, patent [widely reading], the basal veins, interlobe veins and all primary veins of the posterior lobes joined into a marginal collective vein, below with secondary and tertiary veins strongly prominent, primary lateral veins of the posterior lobes 7, joined into thick posterior ribs with a long (8 cm) denuded sinus. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle shorter than petiole, 30 cm long. Spathe broadly ovate, narrowly angustate, at the base rather long-adnate to the stipe of the spadix, up to 20 cm long, 8-12 cm wide, with 12 longitudinal veins. Spadix cylindric, shorter than spathe, with stipe 1.5 cm long and adnate to the spathe, 7-8 cm long in flower, 1.5 cm thick, a little narrowed at base and apex. Fruiting spadix 30-35 cm long, up to 9-10 cm thick. Tepals linear, 4 mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Stamen filaments narrowly linear, 4 mm long, anthers linear-oblong, becoming purple, 2 mm long. Pistil slender, 4-4.5 mm long. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berry oblong, ca. 2 cm long, 5 mm thick. Seed elliptic, dorsally convex.
    Conservation
    Vulnerable (VU) Criteria: B1ab(iii)

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium gualeanum Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 424 (1898)

    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.

    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