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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Species: Anthurium schlechtendalii Kunth
        1. Anthurium schlechtendalii subsp. jimenezii (Matuda) Croat

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Guerrero, S. Oaxaca).


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Usually terrestrial or epilithic; stem less than 30 cm long, ca. 3-4 cm diam.; roots numerous, dense, ascending to descending, tan to greenish, usually smooth, short and thick, tapered, 5-10 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, broadly lanceolate, 6-7 cm long, acute to obtuse and weakly apiculate at apex, light green tinged with red, drying brown, persisting ± intact at the upper nodes, eventually deciduous. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 2-17 cm long, 8-10 mm diam., subquadrangular to trapezoidal, flattened to broadly and sharply sulcate adaxially, the margins somewhat raised, 2-3-ribbed abaxially, the surface minutely pale-speckled; geniculum paler and thicker than petiole, becoming fissured transversely with age, 1-2 cm long; blades moderately coriaceous, oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, acute to acuminate at apex (the acumen apiculate), acute to obtuse to narrowly rounded at base, 36-104 cm long, 6-32 cm wide, broadest well above the middle, the margins undulate; both surfaces glossy to semiglossy, dark green above, paler, sometimes bluish green below; midrib above flat at base, becoming obtusely to acutely angular and then weakly sunken toward the apex, below prominently higher than broad and sharply 2-ribbed at base, becoming prominently and convexly raised toward the apex and paler than surface: primary lateral veins 9-14 per side, departing midrib at 50-70° angle, weakly arcuate-ascending, raised at the midrib, becoming sunken toward the margin above, prominently raised and darker than surface below, much more prominent than interprimary veins; interprimary veins weakly sunken above, prominulous below; tertiary veins weakly sunken above, weakly raised and darker than surface below; collective vein arising in the lower half or in the upper third of blade or absent, flat to weakly sunken above, prominulous below, 2-4 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect, shorter than leaves; peduncle 10-54 cm long, equalling or 2-3.4 x as long as petiole, medium green weakly tinged reddish, terete; spathe spreading, subcoriaceous to moderately coriaceous, green weakly tinged with purple (B & K yellow-green 6/5), lanceolate, 4-8.5 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, broadest just above the base, inserted at 30° angle on peduncle, oblique and narrowly acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled), subcordate at base; spadix greenish tinged with purple (B & K yellow-green 6/5), weakly and bluntly tapered, curved, 3.5-14 cm long, 5-17 mm diam. near base, 2-5 mm diam. near apex; Bowers rhombic to 4-lobed, 2.1-2.6 mm long, 2.7-2.9 mm wide, the sides straight to jaggedly sigmoid; 10-12 flowers visible in principal spiral, 6-8 in alternate spiral; tepals densely and minutely papillate, sparsely punctate, with numerous droplets at anthesis; lateral tepals 0.8-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins straight to very broadly convex, the outer margins 2-4-sided; pistils weakly emergent, medium green, darker than tepals; stigma oblong ellipsoid, 0.3-0.5 mm long; stamens emerging promptly in a regular sequence from the base, the laterals preceding the alternates by 6 spirals, the 3rd stamen preceding the 4th by 3 spirals, held just above tepals in a circle around the pistil; anthers conspicuously white to pale orange (B & K yellow 9/5), 0.7-0.8 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, inclined over the pistil; thecae oblong-ellipsoid to ovoid, 0.5 mm wide, slightly or not divaricate; pollen bright yellow fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; berries red, oblong-ellipsoid, rounded at apex, 11 mm long, 9 mm diam.; mesocarp with numerous dense raphide cells; seeds 2 per berry, tan, oblong-ellipsoid, flattened, 6 mm long, 4 mm diam., 2 mm thick, with pale punctiform raphide cells, with a sticky, gelatinous apical appendage.
    Seasonally very dry forest ("selva baja cauducifolia" and "bosque del pino-encino").
    Endemic to the Pacific slope of Mexico and is restricted to Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas.


    Native to:

    Mexico Southwest


    Other Data

    Anthurium schlechtendalii subsp. jimenezii (Matuda) Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 377 (1983 publ. 1984)

    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.


    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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