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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphyte; stem ca. 1 cm diam.: internodes to 3 cm or more long; leaf scars inconspicuous: roots few per node, slender and elongate; cataphylls moderately thick, to 11 cm long, remaining intact, soon deciduous. LEAVES with petioles 29-35 cm long, flattened adaxially with low erect margins; geniculum ca. 1.5 cm long; blades moderately thin, narrowly-triangular to narrowly hastate-triangular, narrowly acuminate at the apex (the acumen flat), prominently lobed at the base, 45-49 cm long, 13-16.5 cm wide, broadest at the base; anterior lobe 43-44 cm long, the margins almost straight to concave, posterior lobes 8-9.3 cm long (from apex of sinus to tip of lobe), directed downward to outward at ca. 45° angle, narrowly rounded at base; the sinus arcuate or hippocrepiform to parabolic, 3.5-6 cm deep; both surfaces drying matte, slightly paler below; midrib narrowly raised on both surfaces; basal veins 4 or 5 pairs, the first and second pairs free or nearly so, the remainder coalesced ca. 1.5 cm, naked; primary lateral veins 9-12 per side, departing the midrib at 45-60° angle, arcuate to the collective vein, drying moderately obscure above, prominent below; interprimary and secondary veins mostly less prominent than the primary lateral veins; collective vein arising from the first or second basal vein but some of the lower basal veins loop-connecting with the collective vein, moderately straight or weakly loop-connecting the primary lateral veins, 3-5 mm from the margin, weakly sunken above, raised below. INFLORESCENCE semi-erect; peduncle 18-21 cm long, 2-3 mm diam., terete; spathe moderately thin, green with dense raphide cells visible, oblong-lanceolate, 6.8 cm long, ca. 8 mm wide, broadest near the base, narrowly long-acuminate at apex, rounded at base, inserted at ca. 45¡ angle on peduncle; stipe to 2 mm long; spadix green, scarcely tapered, 6-8.5 cm long, 4-5 mm diam.; flowers rhombic, ca. 2 mm long, 1.5 mm diam., ca. 5 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 6-8 flowers visible in the alternate spiral, tepals weakly glossy on drying, yellowish brown, the lateral tepals 1 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils not emergent; stamens persisting in a tight cluster over the pistil; anthers ovoid, ca. 0.5 mm long. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
    Probably tropical wet or premontane rain forest.
    Known only from the type collection from Panama in the Serrania de Canasas in southeastern Panama Province.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium chorranum Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 49 (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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