1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium subovatum Matuda

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (N. Oaxaca).


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

    Cloud forests in what appears to be a premontane rain forest life zone.
    Restricted to Mexico in the Sierra de Juárez of northern Oaxaca.
    General Description
    Terrestrial or epiphytic; stem to 2.5 cm diam.; leaf scars ca. 2.3 cm wide; roots tan, numerous, 3-8 mm diam.; cataphylls moderately thick, 5-8.5 cm long, acute at apex, subapical apiculum 1.9-2.7 cm long, drying brown, persistent, splitting at base, remaining intact at apex. LEAVES with petioles erect-spreading, 20-51 cm long, 5-7 mm diam., shallowly and broadly sulcate, the margins sharp, rounded abaxially; geniculum 1-2 cm long, usually tinged red-violet; blade narrowly ovate-triangular to ovate, moderately thick, acute and apiculate at apex (acumen 2-5 mm long), weakly to prominently lobed at base, 27-44 cm long, 10-26 cm wide, broadest at base or just above point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 26-41 cm long, the margins ± straight to convex; posterior lobe 4.5-13 cm long, usually directed upward from point of petiole attachment; sinus arcuate with petiole decurrent to arcuate to parabolic (when flattened), round to truncate at apex; upper surface semiglossy, lower surface matte, both surfaces sometimes glaucous; midrib weakly, convexly raised above, broad al base, narrowing and sunken at apex, convexly raised almost to apex below; basal veins 3-5 pairs, the first free, second to fifth coalesced 1-3 cm; posterior rib naked; primary lateral veins 3-7 per side, departing midrib at 30°-50° angle, loop-connecting to collective vein, sunken above, raised below; secondary and tertiary veins clearly visible, weakly sunken above, raised below; midrib, basal, and primary lateral veins usually tinged red-violet on lower surface, sometimes faintly tinged on upper surface; collective vein usually arising from the first or second basal vein, sunken above, raised below, 4-7 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading to pendent, ca. as long as leaves; peduncle 28-49 cm long, 4-6 mm diam., sometimes weakly glaucous or tinged red-violet; spathe moderately thick, lanceolate, green sometimes suffused with red-violet, matte on both surfaces, 6-9.5 cm long, 1.5-2.7 cm wide, gradually acuminate al apex, rounded to obtuse at base, inserted at 40°-50° angle on peduncle; spadix green turning dark violet-purple, 10.3-19 cm long, 7-11 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic to 4-lobed, 3.7-4.2 mm long, 3.2-3.9 mm wide, the sides weakly to jaggedly sigmoid; 5-7 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 6-12 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, minutely punctate, with sparse droplets as stamens emerge, lateral tepals 1.5-2.6 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded, usually turned up against pistil; pistil green, tinged violet-purple, weakly emergent; stigma linear, ca. 0.8 mm long; lateral stamens emerging slowly from the base, one at a time, the alternates following by 1-3 spirals; faint yeasty odor as stamens emerge; anthers creamy white, held in tight circle, retracting slightly as pollen disperses; the-cae ovoid; pollen pale yellow to creamy white. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading-pendent; spathe green, persistent; berries bright orange, sometimes developing only in the basal one half, broadly obovate, rounded to truncate at apex, 6-9 mm long, 7-9 mm wide; mesocarp thick, juicy with numerous raphide cells; seeds 1 or 2, pale green, obovoid-ellipsoid, weakly flattened, 4.5-5.6 mm long, 3.5-5 mm wide, 2.8-3 mm thick, with sticky appendages at both ends.


    Native to:

    Mexico Southwest

    Anthurium subovatum Matuda appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Bot. México 24: 36 (1959)

    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.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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