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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Endemic to Panama and known only from the summit of Cerro Jefe.
    General Description
    Epiphyte or terrestrial; stem less than 10 cm long, 2-3 cm diam.; roots and leaf scars usually obscure, sometimes green to violet purple; cataphylls moderately thick, 9-17 cm long, sometimes tinged reddish, acute at apex with a minute subapical apiculum, drying reddish brown (B & K Yellow-red 3/10), persisting intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles terete, 32-55(-68) cm long, 4-8 cm diam.; geniculum 3-6.5 cm long, weakly and narrowly sulcate; blades coriaceous, broadly ovate, weakly bullate, abruptly acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base, 15-37 cm long, 11-28 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 10-26 cm long, the margins broadly rounded; posterior lobes 6-14 cm long (from apex of sinus to outermost point); sinus hippocrepiform to obovate, rounded at apex; upper surface semiglossy, lower surface slightly glossier, somewhat paler; midrib convexly raised above, flat to scarcely sunken near apex, acutely raised below; basal veins 4-5 pairs, the first free, those remaining coalesced to 4.5 cm, paler than surface, raised above and below; posterior rib naked, weakly upturned on outer margin; primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at 50° angle, weakly arching to collective vein, weakly sunken above, raised below; interprimary veins visible, flat; lesser veins conspicuous on drying; collective vein arising from the first basal vein, loop-connecting the primary lateral veins, weakly sunken above, scarcely raised below, 3-13 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect, shorter than leaves; peduncle 4-11.5 cm long, 4-8 mm diam., ca. one-third as long as petioles; spathe cupulate, ovate elliptic, violet purple to deep red-violet (B & K Red-purple 2/10) tinged with green, glossy on both surfaces, held parallel to and cupped around spadix, curving forward with the acumen directed downward, 6.5-8 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, broadest at about the middle, apiculate at apex, rounded to obtuse at base, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix sessile, deep red-violet (B & K Red-purple 3/5-3/10), 3-6 cm long, 0.8-1.4 cm diam. midway; flowers rhombic to 4-lobed, ca. 1.5 mm long, ca. 2 mm wide, the sides straight to gradually sigmoid or obtusely angular, 8-9 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 10-12 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, minutely and densely punctate, lateral tepals 1-1.3 mm wide, the inner margin rounded, turned up against pistil; pistil emergent, white, conspicuously raised before stamens emerge; stigmas linear, ca. 0.3 mm long, not conspicuously open before stamens emerge; stamens emerging sporadically throughout spadix, beginning near middle, exserted on translucent filament, 0.2-0.5 mm long, 0.3-0.4 mm wide, retracting to hold anthers at edge of tepals; anthers creamy white, 0.2-0.5 mm long, 0.4-0.6 mm wide; thecae ovoid, slightly divaricate; pollen creamy white. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
    Premontane rain forest life zone.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium kamemotoanum Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 120 (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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