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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Probably premontane wet or tropical wet forest life zones.
    General Description
    Epiphyte; stem not seen. LEAVES with petioles more than 20 cm long, quadrangular, winged, drying broadly sulcate on all 4 sides, narrowly and deeply sulcate adaxially near the apex, drying faintly reddish brown; geniculum 2-2.5 cm long; blades narrowly ovate, drying thinly coriaceous, greenish brown above, faintly reddish brown below; acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base, 73-96 cm long, 58-63 cm wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 60-77 cm long, convex along the margin, the posterior lobes 27-29 cm long (from apex of sinus to outermost point), curved downward; sinus parabolic, ca. 20 cm deep, about as broad as deep, rounded at apex; both surfaces drying matte; midrib raised above and below, drying sharply 3-ribbed below, becoming 1-ribbed toward the apex; basal veins to 9 or 10 pairs, the first pair free to the base, the sixth to tenth coalesced to 14 cm, the posterior rib broadly curved, turned up along the margin; primary lateral veins to ca. 20 per side, raised in shallow valleys on upper surface, acutely raised below, departing midrib at 50-65º angle; interprimary veins much less prominent than like primary lateral veins; secondary and tertiary veins prominulous below; collective veins apparently rising from one of the lower basal veins ( not possible to be certain owing to poor preservation of specimens). INFLORESCENCE with peduncle terete, 24 or more cm long, spathe green, deciduous, spadix purple; flowers square, the normal sized flowers (i.e., those lacking developing berries) 2.5-3 mm long (dry); 12-14 flowers visible in the principal spiral; tepals semiglossy, the lateral tepals concave, weakly turned up, the alternate pair with the inner margins concave, prominently turned up. INFRUCTESCENCE with immature berries exserted, rounded at apex, mature berries not seen.
    Panama, known only from the somewhat incomplete type collection in Bocas del Toro Province. Recorded more recently from Limon Province in Costa Rica.


    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Panamá

    Other Data

    Anthurium teribense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 187 (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

    • 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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