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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador to N. Peru.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Premontane moist and tropical moist forest life zones.
    Distribution
    Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from the Río Santiago watershed in the Serranía de Cutucú and in Morona-Santiago Province.
    General Description
    Description based on dried material only. Terrestrial; stem 1.5-2 cm diam.; roots few, pale grayish, pubescent, elongate, to 4 mm diam.; cataphylls probably coriaceous, 10-13.5 cm long, acute at apex, yellow-green, persisting as fine, pale, linear fibers. LEAVES; petioles 24.5-27 cm long, 1-1.2 mm diam., triangular, flattened to broadly sulcate adaxially, the margins acute, acutely angled abaxially; blades subcoriaceous, ± broadly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, abruptly acuminate to long-acuminate at apex (the acumen 15-20 mm long), narrowly acute at base, 75-97 cm long, 21.5-29 cm wide, broadest just above the middle, matte to weakly glossy, greenish; midrib prominently raised above, higher than broad and paler than surface below; primary lateral veins 25-33 per side, departing midrib at 60-75° angle, straight-ascending to the collective vein, slightly raised above and below, slightly paler than surface below; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins, drying raised above and below; tertiary veins visible when dried, raised; collective vein arising from near the base, drying raised above and below, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 7-20 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES with peduncle 20-48 cm long, 5-11 mm diam., drying greenish; spathe reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, broadly lanceolate, 7-8 cm long, 1.8-2.6 cm wide, broadest near the base, abruptly acuminate at apex, 4 mm long; stipe 7-17 mm long in front, 1-3 mm long in back; spadix deep purple, cylindroid, erect, sometimes slightly curved, 6.5-7 cm long, 5-6 mm diam. midway; flowers ± square, 1.5-2.1 mm in both directions; 7-10 flowers visible in principal spiral, 6-7 in alternate spiral; lateral tepals 0.9-1.2 mm wide, the inner margins ± straight, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils somewhat exserted; stigma ellipsoid, 0.3 mm long, droplets drying as abundant crystals and persisting; stamens emerging well above tepals; filaments translucent, flattened, 0.7 mm wide; anthers yellow, 0.4-0.5 mm long, 0.6 mm wide; thecae oblong, 0.2-0.3 mm wide, slightly divaricate; pollen fading to tan. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Anthurium santiagoense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 718 (1991)

    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

    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