1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium membranaceum Sodiro

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Colombia to NW. Ecuador.

    [CPLC]

    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

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1000 - 2000 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita, hemiepífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium membranaceum is known from Colombia (Narioo) to Ecuador (Carchi, Esmeraldas), at elevations of 100 to 2,000 m (in Narino and Carchi mostly above 1,200 m, and in Esmeraldas mostly below 800 m) in Tropical moist forest, Premontane wet forest, Tropical wet forest, Premontane rain forest and Lower montane wet forest life zones. In Carchi it is found at Gualpi Chico, Tu1can Canton above Maldanado, Gualpi Medio (900 m) and in Esmeraldas it is found in Parroquia Tobar Donoso in the AW:1 Reserve. It is common in both the regrowth forest and primary forest at La Planada.

    General Description

    Epiphyte or terrestrial; stem 20-100 cm long; internodes 1-4 cm long, (0.5-)1-1.5(-3) cm diam., medium green, semi-glossy; cataphylls marcescent with fragments of epidermis remaining; petiole 18-55 cm (averaging 33) long, 2-9 mm diam., .9-2.4 (averaging 1.5 cm), sharply and narrowly flattened, sometimes subterete with weak, sometimes subterete with a medial rib or with acute marginal ribs, matte or weakly semiglossy, medium green; geniculum 5-35 mm long, 3-9 mm diam.; blades pendent, 34-72(-80) cm 13-26 (-33) cm wide, (averaging 47 x 19 cm) (2.1-) 2.5-3.3 (averaging 2.7) longer than wide, 1.2-1.8 times longer than petioles, elliptic to narrowly ovate, narrowly acuminate at apex, acute, obtuse to cuneate or rounded at base, thinly coriaceous, moderately bicolorous, dark green above, paler below, matte to semiglossy on both surfaces; midrib narrow, convex and slightly pale above, convex, more prominently raised and paler below; primary lateral veins 15-27 pairs, spreading at 50-60° angle in the middle of the blade, to 70° near the base, narrowly sunken above, raised below, concolorous; minor veins quilted, weakly sunken above, weakly raised below; basal veins 3 free to base, outermost extending to blade margin, at times forming collective veins, the inner pair of basal veins usually forming the collective veins, .4-1 cm from the margin; the middle pair of basal veins also at times forming a collective vein ca. 3 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to erect-spreading; peduncle terete, erect, pale green, 5.5-28 cm long (averaging 20) long, 2-4 mm diam.; spathe lanceolate, 7.5-20 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, broadest near the base, pale green to pale yellow, reflexed or reflexed-spreading, semiglossy outside, glossy inside; spadix gradually tapered to the rather pointed apex, pale yellow, greenish yellow, yellow-green, pale green or creamy white, sometimes tinged with purple, glossy, nearly sessile, 6-28 cm (averaging 12.5 cm) long, 5-7 rum diam. Flowers 5-7 on principal spiral, 2.0-2.3 rum long, 1.6-1.8 mm wide. INFRUCTESCENCES with berries yellow-green.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Anthurium membranaceum Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 19: 294 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • 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
    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.

    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

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    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