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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Lower montane moist and premontane wet forest.
    General Description
    Epiphyte, to 1.5 m tall; stems thick, moderately short, the internodes very short; cataphylls thick, persistent, drying reddish-brown. LEAVES with petioles terete, 29-50 cm long, 6-8 mm diam.; geniculum moderately obscure, to 4 cm long; blades coriaceous, ovate, broadest just below the middle, acuminate and downturned at apex, conspicuously lobed at base, 29-50 cm long, 18.5-34 cm wide; the anterior lobe 22-36 cm long, the margins broadly convex; the posterior lobes 7-12 cm long; sinus spathulate to hippocrepiform, longer than broad, rounded at apex; upper surface semiglossy with sparse, ± obscure, raphide cells, lower surface sparsely and obscurely dark dotted; the midrib raised above and below; primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at 40°-50° angle, ± straight until near the margin, then prominently arcuate-ascending and joining the margin; basal veins 5-6 pairs, 2-4 of them coalesced 1.5-4 cm, arcuate and joining the margin, ± loop-connecting the secondary veins; posterior rib prominently curved, naked for most of its length, turned up along its outer margin; collective vein arising from the uppermost 1 or 2 primary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCE shorter than leaves; peduncle 35-40 (100) cm long, 6-8 mm diam.; spathe coriaceous, white, broadly ovate, 8-10(17.5) cm long, 5-6 (8.5) cm wide, acuminate-cuspidate al apex, rounded at base, broadest at or slightly below middle, held erect, inserted al ca. 45° angle on peduncle; spadix green to creamy yellow or yellowish-tan, 5.5-14.5 cm long, 1-2.2 cm diam.; flowers rhombic to weakly 4-lobed, 2-2.2 mm long, 2.2-2.5 mm wide (dry); 10-12 flowers visible in either spiral; the lateral tepals 1.2-1.3 mm long, the inner margin broadly convex; pistil and stamens not studied. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
    Distribution
    Apparently endemic to the mountains in west central Costa Rica, in the Provinces of Alajuela, Guanacaste and Puntarenas.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

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

    First published in Brenesia 16(Suppl.): 62 (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.
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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