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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Endemic to Panama with most collections made in the vicinity of Cerro Jefe in Panamá Province.
    Premontane rain forest.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems more or less densely rooted, less than 10 cm long, 8-12 mm diam.; leaf scars hidden by cataphylls and roots; roots numerous, 2-3 mm diam., spreading or descending; cataphylls 2-3.5 cm long, drying reddish brown, promptly weathering to fine, persistent fibers, sometimes the apex more or less intact. LEAVES erect; petiole 4-15 cm long, 2-3 mm diam., sulcate or more or less flattened adaxially, the margins erect, rounded abaxially; geniculum 7-10 mm long; blades subcoriaceous, usually oblong-elliptic to oblanceolate-elliptic, rarely oblong-lanceolate, gradually to abruptly acuminate at apex (the acumen flattened and apiculate), acute at base, 8-17 cm long, 2.4-4.4 cm wide, broadest usually near middle; both surfaces semiglossy, eglandular above, densely and conspicuously glandular-punctate below; midrib prominently raised on both surfaces (dry); primary lateral veins 7-11 per side, departing midrib at 35-45° angle, drying prominulous or weakly etched above, prominulous below; interprimary veins only slightly less prominent than primary lateral veins on drying; collective vein arising from the base, 2-4 mm from margin, sunken above, raised below (dry). INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 7.5-15 cm long, 2-3 mm diam., terete, equalling or to twice as long as petioles; spathe moderately thin, green heavily tinged red or purple, lanceolate, 2.5-7 cm long, 4-8 mm wide, broadest just above the base, usually acute to obtuse and apiculate, rarely acuminate at apex, acute to obtuse or rarely rounded at base, inserted at ca. 45° angle on peduncle; stipe usually absent, sometimes to 3 mm long; spadix red to purple, scarcely tapered toward apex, 7-12 cm long, 3-4 mm diam. at base, 2-3 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 3.5-4 mm long 2.5-3 mm wide, 2-3 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, lateral tepals 2.3-2.6 mm wide, the inner margin straight to broadly rounded; pistils not emergent, violet purple; stigmas broadly elliptic, ca. 0.3 mm long, 0.2 mm wide; stamens retracting beneath tepals after anthesis. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries white, subglobose, 4-5 mm diam., rounded at apex; seeds 4-6, narrowly ovoid-ellipsoid, pale brown, 1.3-1.5 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, often oblique at apex, rounded at base, with a sticky, transparent, gelatinous covering at both ends.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium jefense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 118 (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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