1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium lentii Croat & R.A.Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to NW. Colombia.


    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


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

    General Description
    Epiphyte or terrestrial, 56-120 cm tall; stems usually short, stout, 2-3 cm diam.; roots moderately dense, several at most nodes, ca. 6 mm thick, green or brownish, descending; cataphylls coriaceous, (5)8-19 cm long, turning brown, mucronate at apex, remaining intact, eventually dilacerating. LEAVES with petioles erect to erect-spreading, 10-70 cm long, (5)8-9 mm diam., broadly sulcate above sheath, more deeply sulcate near apex with acute margins, rounded abaxially, sometimes tinged purplish; geniculum 1-4.5 cm long, sulcate, usually purplish; blades ovate to narrowly ovate, coriaceous, semi-erect or spreading from petioles, rounded to refuse and apiculate at apex, truncate to subcordate or cordate at base, 15-50 cm long, 12.5-37 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment, the margin pale green, often slightly turned under; the anterior lobe to 46 cm long with margins convex and often irregular where basal veins meet the margin; the posterior lobes to 14 cm long, directed conspicuously upward; the sinus very narrow to broad (when present), obtuse to acute at apex; the upper surface semiglossy, the lower surface matte or semiglossy, conspicuously brownish glandular-punctate; the midrib convexly raised above, diminished toward apex, convexly raised below and usually tinged purple; basal veins usually 3 or 4 pairs, sometimes with as many as 6 pairs on cordate blades, up to 4 of them coalesced 0.5-3 cm, sunken or raised in valleys near the midrib on upper surface, sharply raised and often tinged purple on lower surface; posterior rib naked, curved; primary lateral veins 10-20 or more per side, departing midrib at 45° angle, slightly sunken or flat above, raised below; interprimary veins numerous, nearly as prominent as the primary lateral veins, usually flat above, slightly raised below; secondary veins numerous, ± straight and connecting pairs of basal veins, ± flat and nearly as prominent as the primary lateral veins above, slightly raised below; collective vein arising from uppermost basal vein, 2-5 cm from the margin midway on blade, raised at base above, sunken at apex, tinged purple below. INFLORESCENCE erect to spreading, usually much longer than leaves; peduncle 30-88 cm long, 5-10 mm diam., terete, frequently mottled with purple, 0.66 to 3 times as long as petioles; spathe coriaceous, green tinged with purple (B & K Yellow-green 6/7.5), narrowly ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8-14 cm long, (2)2.8-3.9 cm wide, broadest just above point of attachment, abruptly acuminate at apex, obtuse to acute at base, the margins often tinged purple, inserted at 45°-80° angle on peduncle; stipe 5-25 mm long in front, 2-6 mm long in back, ca. 8 mm wide, green, often mottled with purple; spadix violet-purple (B & K Red-purple 3/10), 12-25 cm long, 8-13 mm diam. at base, 5-8 mm diam. at apex, sometimes weakly arched in basal fourth; flowers rhombic, 2.8-4.5 mm long, 2.3-3.5 mm wide, the sides straight to weakly sigmoid; 7-13(15) flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-8(10) flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, green-punctate, with small droplets at anthesis, lateral tepals 2-2.3 mm wide, the inner margins ± straight, not overlapping; pistils green, exposed at base as soon as the spathe opens; stigma ca. 1 mm long, green, usually square or hour-glass-shaped, brushlike with a small droplet appearing briefly, 1 or 2 days before the first stamens emerge, the papillae exserted above the tepals; stamens emerging moderately rapidly from the base, held in a close circle at edge of pistil; anthers white, held over pistil, opening as soon as they emerge, ca. 0.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, not divaricate; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading; spathe persisting, the spadix 29-38 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; berries oblong-linear, square in cross-section, tapered to ± square at apex, ca. 10 mm long, pale green, white at maturity, exserted from tepals 2-5 mm before maturity, often not maturing in apical one-half to one-fifth of the spadix. Seeds not seen.
    From Costa Rica to Colombia (mountains of northwest Choco adjacent to Panama). It occurs only along the central cordillera. In Costa Rica the species is known only from premontane rain and lower montane rain forest in the region around Tapanti but it possibly extends throughout the Talamanca mountain range. In Panama, the species has been collected in premontane wet, tropical wet, and lower montane wet forest from Cerro Colorado in Chiriquí Province to the Cerro Jefe region in Panamá Province, then appears again only near the Colombian border in Darién. Further collections have been recorded in Argentina and Ecuador.
    Premontane wet, tropical wet, and lower montane wet forest.



    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium lentii Croat & R.A.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Croat, T.B. [33204], Panama K000434301 isotype

    First published in Brenesia 16(Suppl.): 56 (1979)

    Accepted by

    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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