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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to Central Panama.


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

    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems very short, 0.5-1 cm diam.; internodes short; leaf scars 4÷6 mm wide; roots long, thin; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 3-4 cm long, caudate acuminate at apex, drying tan, weathering into subpersistent fibers. LEAVES spreading; petioles 1-6.5 cm long, 2-4 mm diam., sub-terete, weakly sulcate adaxially; geniculum ca. 0.5 cm long, only slightly thicker and more conspicuously sulcate than petioles; blade oblanceolate to oblong, moderately thin, short-acuminate at apex (the acumen minutely apiculate), obtuse to rounded at base, 12-28 cm long, 2.5-8.5 cm wide, usually broadest m upper third; upper surface semiglossy, lower surface matte to semiglossy; midrib acutely raised above, diminishing toward apex, raised below; primary lateral veins 6-20 per side, departing midrib at 35-60° angle, sunken above, raised below; lesser veins obscure; collective vein arising from the base, 5-8 mm from the margin, sunken above, raised below. INFLORESCENCE erect, usually shorter than leaves; peduncle 6-10 cm long, sometimes tinged purplish, terete or weakly 1-ribbed, 2-6 times longer than petioles; spathe coriaceous, pale green, cupulate, usually held close behind spadix or at up to 90° angle from peduncle, 1.6-2.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, broadest at middle or below, abruptly acuminate at apex, obtuse and clasping at base; spadix stipitate, 5-20 mm, dark green, subglobose, 0.7-1 cm long, 0.5-1 cm diam. midway; the flowers 4-lobed, ca. 3 mm long, 4 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid, ca. 3 flowers visible from any angle; tepals glossy, sparsely and obscurely punctate; minutely papillate, lateral tepals 1.5-1.9 mm wide, the inner margin convex; pistils raised, only slightly emergent, whitish; stigma ca. 0.5 mm long, elliptic, brush-like, exserted before stamens emerge; stamens emerging beginning at base, the laterals first, progressing quickly to apex, followed by alternates, exserted on translucent filaments, retracting to hold anthers at edge of tepals against pistil; anthers yellow-orange, ca. 0.5 mm long; thecae oblong, slightly divaricate; pollen yellow-orange, fading to pale orange to tan. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spadix 2-3 cm long, 1.5-2 cm diam.; berries ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, purple, 9-10 mm long, 7-8 mm diam.; pericarp moderately thick; mesocarp with numerous, short raphide cells; seeds 1(-2), tan, ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, 7.5-8 mm long, 4.5-5.8 mm wide, weakly sunken at apex with a gelatinous, transparent, sticky appendage.
    Premontane wet and tropical wet forest life zones.
    Panama, recorded in Coclé, Colón, Panamá, and San Blas Provinces. Also found in Heredia in Costa Rica.



    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium llanense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 13, 2007 Croat, T.B. [26013], Panama K000434297 isotype

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 128 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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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