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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems 1-1.5 cm diam., internodes short near the apex, to 1 cm or more long in lower portion of stem; roots moderately few; cataphylls thick, 9-12 cm long, narrowly rounded at the apex with a short subapical apiculum, drying reddish brown and persisting intact. LEAVES with petioles terete, 34-65 cm long, 4-6 mm diam. midway; blades subcoriaceous, ovate-cordate, gradually to abruptly acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base, 19-39 cm long, 12-23 cm wide, broadest at the point of petiole attachment, drying thinly coriaceous, grayish green; anterior lobe 14.5-30 cm long, broadly rounded along the margins; posterior lobes 6-13 cm long (from apex of sinus to outermost point), directed toward the base; the sinus hippocrepiform, 4-9 cm long, rounded at apex; both surfaces semiglossy, the upper surface usually with numerous, linear raphide cells; lower surface obscurely and densely brownish speckled; midrib and basal veins raised on both surfaces; basal veins 4-6, the first pair free or nearly so, the second pair nearly free, third to sixth coalesced 1-2.5 cm; primary lateral veins 3-5, departing midrib at 50-60° angle, weakly curved to the collective vein, drying prominulous, scarcely more prominent than the interprimary veins on drying; tertiary veins drying prominulous on both surfaces, more conspicuous below; collective vein arising from the first basal vein, usually forming an acute angle with the margin, more or less flat above, prominulous below. INFLORESCENCE with peduncle 35-51 cm long, ca. 5 mm diam., terete, slightly shorter to longer than the petioles; spathe white to pale green, oblong-lanceolate, (4-)6-8 cm long, 1.2-2 cm wide, broadest just above base, acuminate at apex (the acumen tightly inrolled), narrowly acute and weakly decurrent at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle, curled in fruit; spadix red, 4-6 cm long, 5-8 mm diam., slightly tapered to the apex; the flowers somewhat 4-lobed, 1.6-1.8 mm long, 1.8-2.3 mm wide (dried), 6-8 flowers visible in the principal spiral; tepals matte, the lateral tepals 0.9-1.1 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded, the outer margin 3-4-sided; stamens not seen. INFRUCTESCENCE with lavender, ellipsoid berries, prominently beaked, ca. 1 cm long, 6 mm diam., mesocarp with numerous, dense raphide cells in apical half; seeds 1-2, ellipsoid, 3.5 mm long, 2.2 mm diam., pale green, completely enveloped in a gelatinous, transparent envelope.
    Lower montane wet forest life zone.
    Known only from the Serrania del Darién along the border of Panama and Colombia.

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1400 - 1720 m.; Pacífico? .
    No Evaluada


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium foreroanum Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 96 (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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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