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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems usually less than 10 cm long, ca. 1 cm diam.; roots thin, green, descending; cataphylls moderately thin, 3-3.5 cm long, rounded at apex, drying medium brown, splitting at base, the apex remaining more or less intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles (5-)8-20(-28) cm long, 3-5 mm diam., sulcate, the margins sharp; geniculum 1.7-2.5 cm long; blades medium thick, oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, short to gradually acuminate at apex, acute to attenuate at base, 6.5-27 cm long, 3-7 cm wide, broadest at middle or slightly below; upper surface matte to semiglossy, obscurely glandular-punctate (drying blackish green or dark brown), lower surface semiglossy, paler, densely dark, glandular-punctate (drying brownish); midrib convexly raised above, becoming more acute, then diminishing and sunken at apex; convexly raised below; primary lateral veins 6-10 per side, departing midrib at ca. 60°, sunken in valleys above, raised below, more or less straight to collective vein; interprimary veins obscure above and below; collective vein arising from the base sunken above, raised below, 1-5 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading; peduncle 13-29 cm long; ca. 3 mm diam., sometimes faintly tinged reddish, terete or obscurely 3-4-ribbed, 2-5 times longer than petioles; spathe moderately thin, pale green, sometimes tinged reddish, lanceolate to ovate, 1.8-3.2 cm long, 0.5-1.2 cm wide, broadest at the base, acuminate at apex, rounded to obtuse at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix pale green (B & K Yellow-green 7/10), scarcely tapered, 3-6.5 cm long, 4- 5 mm near base, 2.5-3.5 mm diam. near apex; flower rhombic to 4-lobed, 3-4 mm in both directions, the sides more or less straight, 2-3 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 4-5 visible in alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, minutely papillate, the outer margins conspicuously raised giving spadix a cobbled texture; lateral tepals ca. 1.5 mm wide, the inner margin more or less straight; pistils raised, green; stigmas ellipsoid, 0.4-0.5 mm long, green, brush-like, exserted; stamens emerging from the base in a regular sequence, one or both lateral stamens exposed before alternates emerge, briefly exposed then retracted, faintly visible below surface of tepals; anthers pale yellow; pollen cream. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries pale lavender to whitish, depressed-globose, 5-6 mm long, 10-11 mm wide; seeds 4, ovoid, greenish, 2.3-2.5 mm long, 1.1-1.7 mm wide, 1-1.3 mm thick (possibly immature).
    Endemic to Panama in the Serrania de Pirre of Darien Province.



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium crassitepalum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1981 Croat, T.B. [37948], Panama K000434240 isotype


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 72 (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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