1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium rigidifolium Engl.

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    On tree trunks in subandine forests.
    Phenology
    September (flowering).
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Subequatorial Andine Province. Ecuador, on tree trunks in subandine forests of the western slopes of Pichincha.
    General Description
    Stems small, climbing, ca. 3 cm thick, internodes 2 - 3 cm long. Cataphylls nearly 20 cm long, broadly lanceolate. LEAVES: Petiole ca. 35 cm long, 1 cm thick basally, more-or-less terete, often sulcate, geniculum rather long. Blade very thick, somewhat glossy adaxially, dull abaxially, elongate-sagittate, ca. 40 cm long, 20 - 30 cm wide, anterior lobe oblong-triangular, posterior lobes ca. three times shorter than anterior, separated by a wide sinus, strongly incurved and overlapping, primary lateral veins and secondaries of the basal part of the blade strongly prominent and sharply angled abaxially, primary lateral veins of the anterior lobe ca. 9 - 12 and with the basal interlobe veins ascending at an angle of ca. 40 deg., 1 -2 cm apart, joining into a collective vein 3 - 5 mm from the margin; basal interlobe vein patent, primary lateral veins of the posterior lobes 6 - 7, turning down and strongly curved, joined into basal ribs diverging at an angle of 150 deg., denuded [in the sinus] for 3 - 4 mm, turning upwards near the margin and running out into the margin. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle more-or-less terete, 50 cm long. Spathe broadly lanceolate, acuminate, ca. 11 cm long, 3.5 cm wide. Spadix with stipe 1.5 - 3 cm long, when first exposed 12 cm long, 1.5 cm thick, when mature 25 cm long, 3 cm thick. Tepals of spadix when first exposed 3mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Stamens 4 mm long, 1 mm wide, narrowly linear, exserted beyond tepals. Pistil oblong-conoid, 4 mm long, 2 mm thick basally.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium rigidifolium Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 25: 444 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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