1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium brevispadix Croat

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Premontane rain forest.
    Distribution
    The Coclé Province near El Copé and Veraguas Province in Panama and the Napo Province in Ecuador.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems ca. 10 cm long, 7 mm diam.; leaf scars covered by persistent cataphylls; roots pale green, 2.5-3 mm diam.; cataphylls moderately thin, 2.3-2.7 cm long, acuminate at apex with a subapical apiculum 3 mm long, drying tan (B & K. Yellow 6/7.5), weathering to fine persistent fibers. LEAVES with petioles erect-spreading, terete, 4.5-8.5 cm long, ca. 1.5 mm diam.; geniculum 7-12 mm long, weakly sulcate; blades subcoriaceous, linear, gradually acuminate at apex (the acumen flat), acute to obtuse at base, (6-) 11-20 cm long, (1.5-)2-2.8 cm wide, broadest near middle, the margins markedly revolute; both surfaces semiglossy and glandular-punctate, the glands sparse and more or less obscure on upper surface, the epidermis weakly papillate; lower surface slightly paler with the glands dense and reddish brown; midrib weakly raised at base above, flat midway, weakly sunken near apex; weakly raised below, broader at base, narrow and acute toward apex; primary lateral veins 5-7 per side, departing midrib at 30-35° angle, obscure above, flat, darker than surface below; interprimary veins scarcely visible below; collective vein arising from the base, not apparent above, slightly darker than surface below, 1-3 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect, shorter than leaves; peduncle 10-13.5 cm long, ca. 2 mm diam., terete, 2-3 times longer than petioles; spathe thin, pale green, narrowly ovate, 1.4-2 cm long; spadix pale green (B & K Yellow-green 6/10), only slightly tapered, rounded at apex, 1.6-2.5 cm long, 3-3.5 mm diam. midway; flowers rhombic, 2.2-2.4 mm long, 1.8-2 mm wide, the sides straight to sigmoid, 3-4 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 6-7 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, minutely papillate; lateral tepals 1.1-1.3 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded to more or less straight; pistil slightly raised, green; stigma oblong-elliptic, ca. 0.3 mm long, weakly exserted, brush-like; stamens emerging in a prompt complete sequence from the base, leading spiral preceding the completed flowers by ca. 6 spirals, the first lateral to two-thirds the length of the spadix (preceding second lateral by 3 spirals) while the completed spirals are present in the lower one-fourth of the spadix; anthers white, ca. 0.2 mm long, 0.4 mm wide; thecae ovate, slightly divaricate; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

    Anthurium brevispadix Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 40 (1986)

    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 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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0