1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium lucens Standl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas) to Honduras.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Epiphyte or terrestrial; stems to 20 cm long, ca. 4.5 cm diam.; internodes and leaf scars obscured by roots and cataphylls; roots dark brown, medium thick, descending; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 6.5-7.5 cm long, heavily tinged red-violet, the apex acuminate with subapical apiculum 2-3 mm long, drying brown (B & K Yellow 4/7.5), weathering to persistent reticulate fibers, the apex remaining ± intact. LEAVES with petioles erect to spreading, (12)26-72 cm long, 0.6-1 cm diam., subtrrete; geniculum 2.5-3.5 cm long, sometimes faintly tinged red-violet; blades narrowly ovate to oblong-ovate or ovate-triangular, moderately thick, gradually acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base, 30-46 cm long, 18-24 cm wide, broadest at the base or just below point of petiole attachment; the anterior lobe 22-32 cm long, the margins usually convex, sometimes ± straight; posterior lobes 10-16 cm long, the sinus spathulate to hippocrepiform, obtuse to rounded, or sometimes acute at apex; both surfaces semiglossy, the lower surface punctate; the midrib acutely to convexly raised above, convexly raised below; basal veins 5-6 pairs, the first and second free, the remaining coalesced 2-2.5 cm; posterior rib naked one half to one third its length, usually with inner margin turned up; primary lateral veins 2-7 per side, departing midrib at 55°-60° angle, straight or weakly curving to collective vein, sunken above, raised below; lesser veins scarcely visible above, visible and ± flat below; collective vein arising from the first basal vein, in larger blades from fourth or sometimes fifth basal veins, sunken above, raised below, 6-1 5 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE usually held erect, arching or pendent in larger plants, shorter than or equalling petioles; peduncle 33-75 cm long, 5-8 mm diam., terete, sometimes tinged red-violet; spathe moderately thin, green heavily tinged with red-violet, lanceolate, 4-8.5 cm long, 1.4-1.7 cm wide, narrowly acuminate at apex, rounded at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix deep violet-purple, 10.5-13 cm long, 9-10 mm diam. at base, 3-3.5 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic to weakly 4-lobed, 3-3.2 mm long, 2.6-3 mm wide, the sides straight to gradually or jaggedly sigmoid and somewhat obscure; 6-7 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 8-9 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte to weakly glossy, weakly punctate, minutely papillate, with scattered droplets, lateral tepals 1.5- 1.6mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils weakly raised, green, sometimes purplish; stigma linear, ca. 0.6 mm long, opening as stamens emerge: stamens emerging from the base in a moderately rapid sequence, the laterals first, soon followed by alternates, the leading stamens several spirals ahead of third or fourth stamens; anthers bright yellow, held at the edge of tepals, ca. 0.6 mm long, ca. 0.3 mm wide; thecae ovate, widely divaricate; pollen pale yellow. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; the spathe usually deciduous; berries bright red, obovoid to oblong-ellipsoid, usually developing only in basal one quarter to one third, round to truncate at apex, 8-18 mm long, 6.5-18.5 mm diam.; mesocarp juicy, clear, with raphide cells; seeds 1-2, greenish white, oblong-elliptic, slightly flattened, 4-5 mm long, 2.5-4 mm wide, 1.8-2.1 mm thick, obliquely concave at apex.
    Distribution
    Mexico in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, to Heredia in Costa Rica. In Guatemala it has been collected only in the departments of Huehuetenango, Alta Verapaz and Ixabal. It has also been recorded in Ecuador.
    Habitat
    In Mexico the species occurs only in "bosque pino-encino" and "selva alta perennifolia" in northern Chiapas.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

    Anthurium lucens Standl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Yuncker, T.G. [5844], Honduras K000434067 Unknown type material

    First published in Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 17: 317 (1938)

    Accepted by

    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

    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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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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