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

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


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

    Endemic to Panama and is known only from the El Llano-Cartí Road in Panama and from the Santa Rita Ridge in Colón Province east of the previous Canal Zone.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems less than 20 cm long, ca. 2 cm diam.; roots dense, green, descending; cataphylls coriaceous, 4-5 cm long, acute at apex, drying dark brown (B & K Yellow 4/2.5), weathering to persistent fibers. LEAVES spreading; petioles 10-22(-30) cm long, 4-5 mm diam., subterete, sharply and shallowly sulcate, faintly ribbed medially, the sides flattened and parallel to one another; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades oblong-elliptic, moderately thick, acuminate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, 10-33 cm long, 4.5-8.5 cm wide, broadest near middle; upper surface semiglossy, eglandular, lower surface much paler, matte, densely glandular-punctate; midrib convexly raised above and below, diminishing and sunken at apex above; primary lateral veins 10-16 per side, departing midrib at 30° angle, merely etched in surface of blade above, prominulous below, straight to collective vein; lesser veins obscure above, prominulous below; collective vein arising near the base, etched above, prominulous below, 3-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading, sometimes shorter than leaves; peduncle 34-47 cm long, 4-5 mm wide, triangular, sometimes 2-5-ribbed or winged, often twisted, sometimes tinged red-violet, 2-5 times longer than petioles; spathe medium thick, green (B & K Yellow-green 8/10), sometimes faintly tinged red-violet, oblong-lanceolate, 4.3-4.5 cm long, ca. 1.8 cm wide, broadest at base, acuminate at apex, rounded to truncate at base, spreading at a 90° angle, twisted longitudinally and turned up near apex, inserted at 50° angle on the peduncle; spadix green or green tinged purplish (B & K. Yellow-green 4/10-5/10), 5.5-8.5 cm long, 5-8 mm diam. at base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; flowers square, 3-4.5 mm long, 2.8-3.8 mm wide, the sides straight to gradually sigmoid, ca. 5 flowers visible in the principal spiral, ca. 7 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, minutely papillate, lateral tepals 2.3-3 mm wide, the inner margin straight; pistil slightly raised, green becoming dark purple or green tinged dark purple; stigma linear, 0.4-0.5 mm long, green, minutely exserted, moist with minute droplets ca. 3 days before stamens emerge; stamens emerging in a regular sequence beginning at the base, laterals first quickly followed by alternates, the first lateral retracting below tepals as first alternate emerges; anthers pale green, completely retracting beneath tepals, leaving traces of white pollen. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen; berries probably lavender.



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    Anthurium cartiense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1976 Croat, T.B. [33803], Panama K000434100 isotype

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 44 (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.


    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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