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

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


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

    Premontane and lower montane rain forest.
    Limón and Alajuela Provinces in Costa Rica and Panama in Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and Panamá Provinces. Most collections are from the Fortuna Dam site in Chiriquí, but the species is known also from Cerro Colorado, north of San Felix and from Cerro Pata de Macho, northwest of Boquete.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stems less than 20 cm long, 1.5-2 cm diam.; roots few, greenish to brown, descending; leaf scars ca. 1 cm diam.; cataphylls moderately thick, 3.5-6 cm long, drying reddish brown, soon weathering to coarse brown fibers, persisting around base of leaves and around stem. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 4.5-36 cm long, 2.5-3.5 mm diam., terete, green with sparse, inconspicuous, purplish glands; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long, weakly sulcate; blades moderately thick, oblong-lanceolate to strap-shaped, gradually acuminate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, (9-)13-46 cm long, (1.5-)3-7 cm wide, broadest at about the middle (rarely below the middle). the margins straight, revolute; upper surface matte, obscurely dark glandular-punctate, weakly papillate; lower surface semiglossy, conspicuously dark glandular-punctate; midrib acutely raised above nearly to apex, obscurely raised near base below, flat toward apex; primary lateral veins (5-)10-20 per side, departing midrib at ca. 45° angle, scarcely visible above, weakly sunken below, drying prominulous above and below; lesser veins inconspicuous, drying prominulous; collective veins arising from the base, straight or weakly loop-connected, 3-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE arching to pendent, shorter than leaves; peduncle erect to arching, terete, faintly tinged red-violet, 12-34 cm long; spathe thin, green, sometimes violet purple or only the margins tinged violet purple, lanceolate, 2-10 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, broadest near the base, abruptly acuminate at apex, usually withering promptly, inserted at a 10° angle on peduncle; stipe 1-4 cm long (rarely to 6 cm), green; spadix reddish brown, becoming dark violet purple, 4.5-20 cm long, 4 mm diam. midway, slightly tapered to apex; flowers weakly 4-lobed, 2.5-3 mm in both directions, the sides more or less straight parallel to spirals, sigmoid perpendicular to spirals, 3-4 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 6-8 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, lateral tepals 1.4-1.8 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils weakly raised, reddish purple; stigma linear, ca. 0.3 mm long; stamens emerging rapidly, beginning near the base, the laterals emerging to the middle or just above before the first alternate emerges, the third stamen preceding the fourth by only ca. 2 spirals, persisting after anthesis; anthers white, held at sides of pistil just above tepals, ca. 0.3 mm long, 0.6 mm wide; thecae more or less rounded, slightly divaricate; pollen yellow, fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; berries subglobose, red, ca. 5 mm diam.; mesocarp gelatinous; seeds 1, tan, weakly flattened, 2.5-2.7 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, 0.7-1 mm thick.



    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium longistipitatum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Croat, T.B. [48670], Panama K000434285 isotype
    Jan 1, 1979 Croat, T.B. [48670], Panama K000434286 isotype

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 129 (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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