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

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Epiphyte or terrestrial, to 30 cm tall; stems erect, to 1 cm diam.; internodes 1-4 cm long; leaf scars obscured by cataphyll fibers; cataphylls 4-7 cm long, gradually acuminate at apex, drying brown, quickly weathering into coarse persistent fibers. LEAVES dispersed along stem at each node; petioles (15)20-30 cm long, ca. 3 mm diam., terete, narrowly sulcate; geniculum ca. 1.5 cm long; blades ovate to broadly ovate, subcoriaceous, gradually to abruptly long-acuminate at apex, obtuse or truncate to rounded at base, 14-17 cm long, 8-13.5 cm wide, broadest slightly below the middle; both surfaces conspicuously glandular-punctate; midrib raised above, diminished toward apex, prominently raised below; primary lateral veins 15-20 per side, departing midrib at 45° angle, ± straight, loop-connected by the collective vein, raised above and below; lesser veins inconspicuous; collective vein arising from the base, 4-12 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE, erect-spreading; peduncle (1 5)25-38(45) cm long, considerably longer than the leaves; spathe somewhat thin, green becoming reddish, lanceolate-linear, 4-6.5 cm long, ca. 1 cm wide, broadest at base, gradually acuminate at apex, slightly clasping at base, inserted at ca. 20° angle on peduncle; stipe very short or absent; spadix green to yellow-green, usually coiled at maturity, (4)6-18 cm long, 3-4 mm diam. at base, 2-3 mm diam. at apex (dry); flowers rhombic, 2-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide; the sides ± straight; 2-3 flowers visible in either spiral; lateral tepals 1.6-2.1 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistil green; stigma ca. 0.5 mm long, ellipsoid; stamens probably weakly exserted above the tepals, well spaced; filaments ca. 0.2 mm long; anthers ovate, 0.4-0.5 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE with the spathe at least sometimes deciduous; spadix 8-15 cm long, 3-4 mm diam., usually coiled in age; berries ovoid to subglobose, green becoming orange-red, ca. 6 mm long and 5 mm wide, maturing simultaneously throughout the spadix, drying with a buttonlike beak.
    Habitat
    Premontane or lower montane rain forest.
    Distribution
    Endemic to Costa Rica, apparently restricted to middle elevations on the Atlantic slopes of the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera de Talamanca.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

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

    First published in Brenesia 16(Suppl.): 59 (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.

    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 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