1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium michelii Guillaumin

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


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

    General Description
    Epiphytic or terrestrial; stem usually very short, 6-25 cm long, 1.5-3 cm diam.; roots dense, 1.5-5 mm thick, descending; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 8-23 cm long, cordate-acuminate at apex, drying brown (B & K Red 9/2.5), persisting, weathering into fibers. LEAVES held nearly erect; petioles 9-25 (40) cm long, 5-9 mm diam., flattened laterally, sulcate with sharp margins, acute to rounded abaxially; geniculum 1-1.6 cm long; blades elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblong, gradually acuminate at apex (the acumen down-turned), acute to obtuse at base, 8-54 cm long, 5.5-22 cm wide, broadest at the middle or slightly below the middle, the margin ± flat, continuous with margins of the petiole; both surfaces matte to semiglossy; midrib convexly raised and diminished toward apex above, acutely raised below; basal veins consisting only of the lowest pair of primary lateral veins; primary lateral veins 6-15 per side, sunken above, prominulous below; interprimary veins weakly sunken above, prominulous below; collective vein moderately straight, prominent, continuous, arising from the second pair of primary lateral veins, sunken above, prominently raised below, 5-9 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE pendent or arching-pendent, usually shorter than the leaves: peduncle 30-58 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., much longer than petioles, prominently 4- or 5-ribbed especially near the base, irregularly striate toward apex with one prominent sharp rib arising from beneath the spathe; spathe coriaceous, medium green (B & K Yellow-green 7/10), oblong-lanceolate to oblong, 3-15 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, broadest in lower third, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; stipe 0.8-3.5 cm long; spadix yellow-green (B & K Yellow-green 6/7.5), (4.5) 8.5-20 cm long, 6-10 mm diam. at base, 4-6 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic, 3-4.2 mm long, 2.8-4.3 mm wide, the sides straight to jaggedly sigmoid; (4)7-11 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-7 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals green, semiglossy, sometimes with scattered nectar droplets; lateral tepals 2-2.7 mm wide, the inner margin ± straight, somewhat turned up against pistil; pistils exserted 0.5 mm, pointed before maturity, the exserted portion broadly ovoid; stigma linear, 0.4-0.6 mm long, exserted, brushlike, with conspicuous droplets for about 10 days, becoming dry and brown, about 1 week before first stamens emerge, dry and exserted when stamens emerge; the lateral stamens emerging rapidly from the base, open in basal three-quarters before the first alternates begin to emerge at the base, sometimes emerging in a more scattered fashion, held in a close circle around pistil; anthers white, 0.5-0.6(0.8) mm long, 0.4-1 mm wide; thecae elliptical, opening flat, moderately divaricate; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE becoming pendent; the spathe light green; the spadix 5-20 cm long, 2-3 cm diam.; berries obovoid to ovoid or pyramidal, pointed at apex, glossy, dark purple to violet-purple, 7-12 mm long when dry, paler violet-purple in lower third; mesocarp gelatinous; seeds 2, flattened, ca. 5 mm long, 4 mm wide, 3 mm thick.
    Costa Rica to Peru.
    Premontane wet and tropical wet forest.

    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

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 50 - 1325 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    No Evaluada



    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá, Peru

    Anthurium michelii Guillaumin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Croat, T.B. [36601], Costa Rica K000434047
    Croat, T.B. [36601], Costa Rica K000434049 Unknown type material
    Croat, T.B. [36601], Costa Rica K000434048 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 31: 263 (1925)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • 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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