1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium lancetillense Croat

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


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

    Known only from Honduras in the Lancetilla Valley.
    General Description
    Terrestrial; stems to 15 cm long, 2.5-3 cm diam.; leaf scars conspicuous, 2.3-3 cm wide; roots tan, 6-8 mm diam., descending; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 9-13 cm long, acute at apex, minutely subapiculate, drying tan, dilacerating at base, remaining intact at apex, persisting around base of leaves. LEAVES with petioles erect, 17-82 cm long, 5-10 mm diam., terete; geniculum 1.5-3 cm long; blades narrowly ovate, moderately thick, gradually long-acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base, 38-54 cm long, 20-35 cm wide, broadest midway between base and point of petiole attachment, margins weakly undulate; anterior lobe 24-37 cm long, the margins rounded to concave; posterior lobes 12-19 cm long; the sinus spathulate to hippocrepiform, acute to obtuse at apex; both surfaces semiglossy; the midrib convexly raised above, more acutely raised below; basal veins 6-7 pairs, first and second free, the remaining coalesced 3.5-4 cm; posterior vein naked, weakly curved, rolled conspicuously upward; primary lateral veins 3-4 per side, departing midrib at 45°-50° angle, raised at midrib, sunken near collective vein above, raised below; lesser veins less conspicuous, flat above and below; collective vein arising from the first basal vein, sunken above, raised below, 2-10 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, shorter than leaves; peduncle 3.5-36 cm long, 4-7 mm diam.; spathe subcoriaceous, green, sometimes heavily tinged with violet-purple on inner surface, lanceolate, 8.5-16 cm long, 2-3.2 cm wide, gradually long-acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled ca. 3.5 cm) rounded at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix dark violet-purple (B & K Blue-purple 2/10), 11-20.5 cm long, 7-12 mm diam. at base, 3-5 mm diam. At apex; flowers rhombic to weakly 4-lobed, 3.3-5 mm long, 2.8-4.5 mm wide, the sides straight to weakly sigmoid; 5-7 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 4-12 visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, obscurely punctate, minutely papillate, lateral tepals 2.3-4 mm wide, the inner margin concave; pistils violet-purple around stigma, green below, weakly emergent; stigma ellipsoid, 1 mm long, opening ca. 2 weeks before first stamens emerge, large milky droplets apparent for several days, drying before first stamens emerge; stamens emerging in a relatively rapid sequence from the base, the lateral stamens emerging in basal one-quarter before alternates emerge, exserted on translucent filaments, 0.7 mm long, 0.5 mm wide; anthers pale orange, 0.6-0.7 mm long, ca. 0.8 mm wide, held in a contiguous cluster around pistil; thecae ovoid-ellipsoid, somewhat divaricate; pollen orange. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spathe persistent; spadix 10-23 cm long, developing berries in basal one-third to one-half; berries, orange, ovoid, 10-13 mm long, 8-11 mm diam., acute at apex; mesocarp juicy with numerous, minute raphide cells; seeds 1-2, pale green, ca. 6.8-8.0 mm long, 4.5-6.2 mm wide.
    Wet forest.


    Native to:


    Anthurium lancetillense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 308 (1983 publ. 1984)

    Accepted by

    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • 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.


    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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