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

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

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution
    Endemic to Panama in the Serrania de Canasas in southeastern Panamá Province and eastern Darien Province.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems less than 10 cm long, ca. 1 cm diam.; leaf scars 8 mm wide; roots moderately thin, green, relatively long; cataphylls 2-3 cm long, drying brown, weathering into fine, persistent fibers. LEAVES spreading; petioles 7-18 cm long, 3.5-4 mm diam., subterete, bluntly and shallowly sulcate; geniculum 1.5-2.2 cm long; blades elliptic to oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, long-acuminate at apex, obtuse to acute at base, 19.5-23.2 cm long, 6.5-9 cm wide, broadest at middle; upper surface matte to semiglossy, eglandular, lower surface semiglossy, dark glandular-punctate; midrib convexly raised at base above, more acute midway, diminishing and sunken at apex, convexly raised below; primary lateral veins 8-12 per side, departing midrib at 40° angle, etched into surface above, flat to prominulous below, straight to collective vein; interprimary veins scarcely visible on both surfaces, drying more or less as prominent as primary lateral veins on lower surface; collective vein arising from the base, etched into surface, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins. INFLORESCENCE spreading, longer than leaves; peduncle terete, 23-41 cm long, 3-4 mm diam., 3-4 times longer than petioles; spathe subcoriaceous, pale green, tinged red-violet, lanceolate, 2.8-4.5 cm long, 0.7-1.7 cm wide, broadest near base, cuspidate at apex, acute and weakly decurrent at base, inserted at ca. 45° angle on peduncle; spadix olive green, becoming lavender at anthesis, tapered toward apex, 4.5-9.5 cm long, 4-5 mm diam. near base, 3-4 mm diam. near apex; flowers 4-lobed, ca. 3.5 mm long, ca. 2.8 mm wide, the sides sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 7-8 visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte to semiglossy, weakly punctate, densely and minutely papillate, the lateral tepals 1-1.2 mm wide, the inner margins broadly rounded, tinged purplish; pistils emergent, dark green tinged purplish; stigmas elliptic, ca. 0.4 mm long, more or less obscure, not exserted; lateral stamens emerging throughout, quickly followed by alternates in no apparent pattern; anthers white, 0.3 mm long, 0.6 mm wide, held at side of pistil, retracting after anthesis; thecae oblong, not divaricate; pollen white, quickly dispersing. INFRUCTESCENCE with white, subglobose, berries flattened at apex, sunken medially, ca. 6 mm long. 5-8.3 mm diam.; mesocarp thickly gelatinous; seeds usually 4, greenish white, bright green at apex, ca. 2.3 mm long, 1.4 mm wide, 1 mm thick, surrounded by a transparent sticky sac.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

    Anthurium lactifructum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Antonio, T. [4694], Panama K000434303 isotype

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 122 (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.

    Sources

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0