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

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Terrestrial plant, not climbing, growing in sandy places. Stem small ["caudiculus"] very abbreviated, robust, with very short internodes. LEAVES very rigidly erect, strongly coriaceous, glabrous, dark green adaxially, abaxially pale green, petioles upright, robust, not dilated at the base. Leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, gently marginate [does the author mean ?emarginate?], gradually attenuate at the base, shortly apiculate at the apex, up to 55 cmm long, 26 cm wide, midrib robust, straight, when dried sub-straw-yellow, reaching to the apex, adaxially slightly elevated, abaxially strongly elevated, secondary or lateral veins curved, not joining together. INFLORESCENCE erect or slightly curved, peduncle up to 75 cm long, more-or-less 6 mm in diam. Spathe rose coloured adaxially, purple abaxially, glabrous, lanceolate, long acuminate at the apex, 10 cm long, 1.3 cm wide, strongly contorted. Sapdix dark brown or purple, stipitate (stipe 1.4 cm long), tail-like, subacute at the apex, up to 18 cm long, towards the apex 6 mm in diam., but at the base 1.5 cm diam.. Tepals membranaceous, quadrate, 4 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, strongly cucullate at the apex, cucullo-traingular, 1.8 mm wide. Stamen filaments membranaceous, broadly linear, 1.8 mm long, 1 mm wide, anthers 0.7 mm long, 0.3 mm wide. Ovary ovoid, white-crystalline, ca. 4 mm diam., crowned with a sessile, oval, black, 0.8 mm long style.
    Distribution
    Colombia, sandy savannahs in the Vaupés.
    [CATE]
    Use
    The ripened fruits of Anthurium infectorium are employed by the Kubeo Indians along the Río Vaupés to paint the teeth purplish or black for dances and ceremonies.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

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

    First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 20: 336 (1964)

    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. 1964. Plantae Colombianae XVIII. Plantarum utilium speciei duae novae. Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harvard University. 20: 336-339

    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