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This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama (Darién).


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Usually epiphytic, sometimes terrestrial, 35-45 cm tall; stem to 20 cm long, 8-10 mm diam.; roots numerous, 2-3 mm diam., descending; cataphylls narrowly triangular, 2.5-4 cm long, acute to narrowly rounded at apex with short subapical apiculum, drying reddish brown, weathering to persistent fibers, sometimes more or less intact at apex. LEAVES semi-erect; petioles 7-14 cm long, 2-3 mm diam., terete; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades oblanceolate, drying moderately thick, obtuse at apex (acumen short and flat), narrowly acute to attenuate at base, 10.5-19 cm long, 4.2-7.3 cm wide; both surfaces semiglossy, the upper surface inconspicuously glandular-punctate, the lower surface paler, glandular-punctate; midrib raised on both surfaces; primary lateral veins 8-12 per side, departing midrib at 40-50° angle, straight or weakly curved to collective vein, prominulous above and below (dry); interprimary veins drying only slightly less conspicuous than primary lateral veins; collective vein arising from the base, 3-5 mm from margin, scarcely visible above, prominulous below (dry). INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 7-17 cm long, 2-3 mm diam., terete or rarely 3-ribbed; spathe moderately thin, green, lanceolate, 2.5-4.3 cm long, 5-10 mm wide, broadest just above the base, inserted at ca. 45° angle on the peduncle; spadix green, 5-7 cm long, 2.5-3.5 mm diam. at base, 2-2.5 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic, 2.8-3 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide, 2-3 flowers visible m the principal spiral, 5-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; lateral tepals 1.4-1.6 mm wide, the inner margins broadly rounded; pistils weakly emergent, green; stigmas oblong-elliptic, ca. 0.25 mm long; stamens retracting after anthesis; flowers drying thick and semi-intact. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix 8-9 cm long; berries white, subglobose, rounded at apex; mesocarp with whitish raphide cells in upper one-half of berry; seeds 2, greenish white, ovoid-ellipsoid, oblique at apex, rounded at base, 1.8-2.2 mm long, 1.2-1.4 mm wide, ca. 1 mm thick, enveloped in a sticky, gelatinous, transparent sac, thickest along one side and at ends.
Endemic to Panama, found in Cerro Tacarcuna in Darien Province and Torti in Panamá Province. It is naturally to be expected in adjacent Colombia.
Occurring in lower montane wet and elfin forest.

Native to:


Anthurium tacarcunense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 186 (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

  • Croat, T.B. 1986. A revision of the genus Anthurium (Araceae) of Mexico and Central America. Part II: Panama. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. 14: 1-204

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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