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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium mindense ranges from Bolivia (Cochabamba), Colombia (Caqueta, Cauca, Nariiio, Putumayo) to Ecuador (Azuay, Caiiar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Imbabura, Loja, Manabf, Morona-Santiago). It ranges primarily in the Ecuadorian provinces of Pichincha and Carchi, but it is also quite common throughout the La Planada area. It occurs principally on the western slopes of the Andes at 1,200-2,5OO m elevation, in Premontane rain forest, Premontane wet forest and Tropical wet forest. The species also occurs on the eastern slopes of the Andes but most of the collections from the eastern slope belong to a new variety of A. mindense which appear to be from the same taxon.

    General Description

    Terrestrial, hemiepiphytic, or epiphytic, erect or climbing; internodes 1-12 cm long, 5-18 mm diam., green, brown, or pale reddish-brown, matte; cataphylls to 4 cm long, drying reddish tan, bases partially persisting as largely unorganized tan fibers; petioles S-12 cm long (averaging 9.9 cm), 2-3 mm diam. at middle, subterete to C-shaped, narrowly and sharply flattened near apex, less conspicuously flattened lower down, often narrowly 3-ribbed adaxially; blades oblong to oblong-elliptic, narrowly acuminate to caudate at apex, acute to rounded at base, 12-33 cm long, 4-12 cm wide (averaging 27.5 x 7.9 cm), 2.5-4.5 times longer than broad, 2-4.1 times longer than the petioles, broadest at or near middle, subcoriaceous to weakly coriaceous; upper surface dark green, matte, and velvety; lower surface weakly glossy and somewhat paler; midrib narrow, moderately acute, and slightly paler than surface above, prominently round-raised and paler or red-tinged below; primary lateral veins 9-14 per side, etched-sunken above, sharply to narrowly raised below, as prominent as collective vein; interprimary veins weakly sunken above, almost equal in prominence to primary lateral veins below; collective vein arising from one of first primary lateral veins, 3-S mm from margin; INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading; peduncle 8-16 cm long, 1-2 mm diam.; spathe erect to erect-spreading, even in fruit, or reflexed, membranaceous to chartaceous, cream, pale to medium green, or yellow green, lanceolate, 3-S cm long, 6-12 mm wide; spadix green becoming dark purple or greenish orange, green towards tip, matte to weakly glossy, cylindroid to weakly tapered, 4-9 cm long, 2-3 mm diam.. INFRUCTESCENCES with fruiting spadix 7-13 cm long, 4-11 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; berries orange-red, more or less rounded at apex.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Anthurium mindense Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 15: 470 (1902)

    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

    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