1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium bradeanum Croat & Grayum

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central America.


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

    Ranges from Nicaragua to Panama.
    General Description
    Epiphytic; stem very short, 0.5-1.5 cm diam.; roots moderately dense, descending, green, pubescent, moderately slender and elongate, tapered, 2- -4 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 6-9 cm long, acuminate at apex, light green, drying tan (B & K red 9/10), persisting semi-intact, eventually as linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading to spreading; petioles 6-32(40) cm long, 5-7 mm diam., ± quadrangular, occasionally D-shaped, flattened to rounded adaxially, the margins sharply raised but not winged, sharply 2-3-ribbed abaxially (sometimes rounded), the surface pale-speckled; geniculum paler and thicker than petiole, becoming fissured transversely with age, 0.8-2.5 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, elliptic to oblanceolate-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, less than 5 x longer than wide, long-acuminate at apex (the acumen apiculate), acute to abruptly attenuate at base, (20)25- 60 cm long, 8.5-21 cm wide, broadest at or above the middle, the margins weakly undulate, both surfaces glossy to semiglossy, medium green above, paler below, drying green, semiglossy to matte; midrib flat at base, becoming convexly raised toward the apex, pale-speckled, paler than surface above, sharply 2-ribbed and higher than broad at base, becoming convexly raised toward the apex, paler than surface below; primary lateral veins (5)10-15 per side, departing midrib at 30-40° angle, 2 straight to the collective vein or weakly arcuate-ascending, moderately sunken, becoming weakly sunken toward the margin above, prominently and convexly raised below, paler than surface above and below; tertiary veins weakly visible above, slightly darker than surface below; collective vein arising from near the base or about the middle of the blade, sunken above, raised below, less prominent than primary lateral veins, 1-3 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect-spreading to spreading, usually shorter than leaves; peduncle 21-58 cm long, equalling or 2-3 x longer than petioles, several-angled to subterete with prominent sharp rib abaxially, conspicuously pale-speckled; spathe boat-shaped, about as long as spadix and hooded over it (directed at ca. 180° angle to peduncle), coriaceous, dark green, somewhat discolored along margins, ovate, cucullate, 2.5-6(9) cm long, 2.1-4 cm wide, inserted at 50-70' angle on peduncle, abruptly to gradually acuminate at apex, rounded to truncate at base, decurrent on petiole; spadix deflexed, pale yellow-green to lemon-yellow to creamy-white, (occasionally brownish), sessile, clavate, 1.9-5 cm long, 8-10 mm diam., directed at ca. 90° angle from peduncle; flowers 4-lobed, 1.6- 2.2 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid; 16-20 flowers visible in principal spiral, 13-16 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, conspicuously papillate; lateral tepals 0.6-0.9 mm wide, the inner margins straight to convex and turned up against pistil; pistils emergent to 0.5 mm, white to pale greenish white; stigma 0.2 mm long, brushlike, droplets appearing 2-3 days before stamens emerge, persisting for 2 weeks; stamens emerging in a complete sequence, emerging well above tepals then retracting; lateral stamens soon followed by 3rd and 4th stamens, arranged in tight cluster above pistil; filaments whitish, exserted, 0.3- 1 mm long, 0.2-0.3 mm wide; anthers pale yellow, 0.3- 0.4 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid; pollen pale yellow fading to white, sweet-scented. INFRUCTESCENCE spadix 5-11 cm long; berries greenish yellow to white (also reported as reddish), obovoid, sharply pointed at apex, 4-4.3 mm long, 2.5 mm diam.; seeds 2 per berry, yellowish brown, oblong-ovoid, flattened, 3.2-3.5 mm long, 1.5-1.9 mm diam., 1.1-1.2 mm thick.
    Tropical wet forest life zones.


    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Anthurium bradeanum Croat & Grayum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 616 (1991)

    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.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.
    • 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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