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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Known for certain only from central and southern Costa Rica. It was first collected by Paul Standley at two sites, La Verbena and San Sebastian south of San José in what was probably premontane wet forest. It has been collected more recently in the region northeast of San Isidro del General.
    Habitat
    May be restricted to premontane wet forest.
    General Description
    Terrestrial; stem to 90 cm long, 2-5 cm diam.; roots descending, greenish to tan, smooth to fuzzy, slightly tapered, 4-12 mm diam.; cataphylls moderately coriaceous, lanceolate, 13.5-30 cm long, obtuse at apex with subapical apiculum, light green, drying tan (B & K red 9/10), persisting semiintact, eventually as linear fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 43-120 cm long, 7-16 mm diam., stiff, firm, terete to subterete, sometimes weakly flattened adaxially, surface minutely pale- 9 per side, departing midrib at 45-80º angle, straight, becoming arcuate-ascending, usually only the uppermost loop-connected, convexly raised above and below, prominently raised below on drying; interprimary veins obscure or occasionally raised in grooves above, raised below; tertiary veins obscure above, slightly darker than surface below; reticulate veins slightly raised on both surfaces on drying; collective vein arising from about the middle of the blade, slightly sunken above, raised and slightly darker than surface below, slightly raised above and below on drying, 4- 1 1 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading, much shorter than leaves; peduncle 29-76 cm long, 4-9 mm diam., 0.3-0.8 x as long as petiole, green, terete; spathe erect-spreading to reflexed, subcoriaceous, green to yellow-green (B & K yellow-green 6/7.5), oblong-lanceolate, 10.5- 18 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, broadest just above the base, inserted at 60-80° angle on peduncle, narrowly acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled and hooked), obtuse to rounded at base, the margins meeting at 90-180º angle; stipe 1 1-70 mm long in front, 6-60 mm long in back; spadix heavily tinged with violet-purple at anthesis, becoming yellowish brown, long-tapered, 10-30 cm long, 7- 10 mm diam. near base, 4-6 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic to weakly 4-lobed, 3.5-3.6 mm long, 2.9-3.3 mm wide, the sides ± straight to smoothly sigmoid; 5-10 flowers visible in principal spiral, 5-7 in alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy; lateral tepals 1.9-2 mm wide, the inner margins broadly convex; pistils weakly raised, medium green; stigma linear at anthesis, 0.4-0.7 mm long, droplets appearing before stamens emerge; stamens emerging from the base in prompt sequence; anthers orange to greenish yellow, 0.6- l mm long, ca. l mm wide, inclined over and obscuring the pistil; thecae ellipsoid, not divaricate; pollen orange fading to creamy white. INFRUCTESCENCE arching; spathe reflexed; spadix to 30 cm long, ca. 2 cm diam.; berries orange, broadly ovoid, rounded at apex; mesocarp pulpy, bittertasting; seeds 1 or 2 per berry, white, to 5 mm long, ca. 2.5 mm wide, 1.5 mm thick.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 12, 1978 Croat, T.B. [43439], Costa Rica K000434066 isotype
    Aug 12, 1978 Croat, T.B. [43439], Costa Rica K000434065 isotype

    First published in Brenesia 16(Suppl.): 88 (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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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